Zoe Scott's debut album "Beautiful to be Alive" may have only come out less than two years ago, but her journey started much before that. Raised in London, Zoe has traversed the globe before finally making her way to Los Angeles so she could share her musical journey with the rest of the world. And with a solid first offering under her belt, she appears to be well along her way.
You can stay up-to-date with Zoe at her website ZoeScott.com or her MySpace page MySpace.com/ZoeScottMusic.
Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
ZS: Enthusiastic, divine, passionate.
Q: You list Jim Morrison as being a major influence to your music, what is your favorite song by The Doors?
ZS: I have many favorites by The Doors, but I'd have to say my most favorite is Break On Through because it has such mystical connotations and has inspired me to do many wild things!
Q: What has been the biggest difficulty you've experienced coming from England to the United States?
ZS: It's difficult to find your place in a society in which you did not grow up. I became a musician here in the states, so I had to break into an industry with which I had no back history. That was the biggest struggle.
Q: What is something that your fans would be surprised to know about you?
ZS: I actually lived in a place in Rome for three years when I was twenty-one, and as a result I speak fluent Italian!
Q: The French poet Jean Cocteau said "The poet doesn't invent. He listens." Would you say that this would be an accurate depiction of the time you spent in the Mojave Desert while writing the lyrics to your album?
ZS: Yes. I believe my favorite artists are clear channels for the divine, and the cosmos flow through them.
Q: How did John Rzeznik's collaboration on your song "Wildflower" come about?
ZS: I met John through my producer, Ken Alladyce, who engineered several of the Goo Goo Dolls' records.
Q: Music touches everyone, but in very different ways. A good song can be full of energy, pain, love, and a million other emotions. For you personally, which song has the most meaning to you on your album "Beautiful to be Alive"?
ZS: I'd have to say "Planet Love" because the lyrics were the resonation of a moment where I felt so pure and so connected to all that is. I also really love caves of possibility.
Q: If you could play any venue in the world, where would it be and why?
ZS: Madison Square Garden! You haven't lived as a musician until you've played Madison Square Garden! Plus, I really love the soul of New York.
Q: What are your plans for the rest of the year? Will you be going on tour?
ZS: We have really been trying to hook up a tour, but as an independent artist this is hard. I'd really like to tour, and I hope it's something we'll be able to manifest. In the meantime, I will be releasing a new album by the end of the year.
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