"Emily Zuzik's voice ranges from a sweet and alluring croon to a low growl that would charmeven the most world-weary."
-Time Out New York
A prolific singer/songwriter, rocker and sought-after collaborator, Emily Zuzik’s wide-ranging career has allowed her to shift fluidly from acoustic folk to electronica and alternative rock. A fixture in the New York City music scene for nearly a decade, Zuzik now releases her seventh studio album, The Wild Joys of Living.
“These songs are part of a collection of work that I am very proud of and feel needed to come out,” said Zuzik. “I have a lot of material, and I’m tired of keeping it in notebooks or on demos on my laptop. It was time for these songs to take flight.”
Recorded at Brooklyn’s Galuminumfoil Studios with producer Chris Cubeta in May 2010, the blues-rock influenced album was mixed by Josh Kessler at Bushwick Studio in early 2011. Wes Hutchinson (guitars), Brian Kileen (bass) and drummer Ryan Vaughn (currently recording with Fugees producer John Forte’s band) back Zuzik’s gritty, Americana-fueled guitars and sexy Sheryl Crow-tinged vocals. Zuzik, who “mixes the urgent intensity of Ani DiFranco and Tori Amos with the easy cool of Kim Gordon,” (Performing Songwriter Magazine) sings the theme song to NBC's "Love Bites" and is also a featured vocalist on “The Low Hum,” off of Moby’s album Destroyed, out May 17th, 2011.
“Emily's vocals brought a unique dark and melodic texture to "The Low Hum," said Moby. "I've wanted to work with her ever since she auditioned for a rock project I started. She has remarkable talent and passion for all kinds of music. I'm excited to hear her new record,” said the multiple Grammy award nominee.
In addition to her work with Moby, Zuzik has written with Wes Hutchinson, UK's REFIX, Tim Lefebvre (Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz), TC Music’s Ra Domini, Art Hays (Matchbox 20, Carbondale), John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Tom Glynn and Benji Rogers of Marwood and Pledge Music.
Zuzik is an Epiphone/Gibson Guitars Endorsed Artist, a commissioned musical artist for Esopus Magazine and can be heard in Erie Insurance jingles and the Blue Man Group Production Saturday Morning Puppet Club. Her songs have appeared in the CW show Smallville, the Cuba Gooding Jr. film Ticking Clock and the indie film Fifth Form, as well as promos for Hormel and Jenn-Air. Zuzik has toured extensively in the US and UK and with the release of
The Wild Joys of Living, she solidifies her reputation as a sought-after writer, collaborator and performer.
"It's the artist, strong and confident, who warrants attention...This range infuses You Had Me at Goodbye's songs with the energy of a powerful voice flexing its muscles, but it's actually best when Zuzik softens...its quiet maturity reveals a singer with real soul."
- Kylen Campbell, The Village Voice featured review of You Had Me At Goodbye
"This somnambulant gem features gauzy-voiced Emily Zuzik, who gives it all a sexy-chilly James Bond vibe."
- Sean Daley, St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com review of "The Low Hum" off Moby's Destroyed
“A hefty voice in a small frame, and more R&B and pop than folk in her sound, are to this Brooklyn blond's credit."
- Chuck Eddy, The Village Voice