Born against the odds, the project in fact started online, on Instagram as the pair connected from their respective bedrooms across the world: the brilliant singer/songwriter Emily Krueger in Canada and the gifted Beau Diakowicz from the UK. Zoology‘s third single “Maroon” shows off unbelievably great chemistry, a 6th sense for melody and a lot of promise easily settling them as one of the best new acts in music right now.
Krueger‘s lovely, crisp vocals mesh perfectly with Beau’s delicious guitar picking providing a great base for the singer’s intimate ode to her crush. The song’s dreamy take off gradually turns into an upbeat electronica-flavoured tune with funky guitar and subtle pulsating kicks along a few synth flourishes providing a perfect, breezy summer jam for its final weeks.
It’s really refreshing to hear such intricate and colourful fretwork in pop music.
“Maroon” – just like the colour of the room they wrote the song in – is a warm and vivid track that eases listeners into complex notes complementing meditations on the person you’ll always like no matter what highlighted by Emily’s repeated closing line “I’ll never get you out of my head”.
What really seals the deal for me in this new Zoology single though, is the soothing guitar playing and technically remarkable performance of Beau Diakowicz, effortlessly executing sweet arpeggios and jazzy chords creating a thoroughly exhilarating sonic climate throughout the track. It’s really refreshing to hear such intricate and colourful fretwork in pop music.
Surely, it’s a stepping stone to better things to come from the two Instagrammers so give their new single a spin above (out via Majestic Casual records) and follow Zoology over on Facebook and Instagram.