Zaz To Make Her Debut At London’s Royal Albert Hall
With 4 million records sold & over 500 tour dates worldwide in the last decade, French singer Zaz is set to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall this March as part of her ‘Organique Tour.’ This will be her first appearance at the 5900-capacity venue. Her fifth album, Isa, was a product of lockdown during Spring 2020 and showcases a forced but welcomed solitude resulting in an album painted with heartfelt emotions.
Zaz’s new single Tout lá-haut, was released last month and features her unique voice, and uplifting lyrics, reminiscent of her classic hit Je veux.
Two years ago, Zaz took a break from touring after ten years racing the roads. She says, “I chose to do it. I had decided to take care of myself after always being turned towards others. I understood that you have to listen to yourself and trust yourself to feel good. This song All Up There tells that story. We know why we have to let go and why we have to resist. It’s taking the height, choosing not to go down and looking for the nuance that our society lacks so much.”
Coming just over three months after the release of Isa, which has sold more than 100,00 copies worldwide, Tout là-haut is a song that combines Zaz’s iconic voice and delicate strings in response to the recent troubled times we’ve witnessed. She adds, “this song is my answer to everything that’s going on right now”.
Zaz (born Isabelle Geffroy in Tours, France) has been compared to singers including Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald with her signature voice being celebrated all over the world. A jazz conservatoire graduate, she moved from Bordeaux to Paris as a teen and set out to seize what would prove a unique ambition.
Since the success of her 2010 hit Je veux, Zaz has performed more than 500 arena shows across five continents, won multiple awards including French and German Grammys, and has sold around 4 million records internationally reaching Gold status or higher amongst twelve countries (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey).
An artist of global resonance, her album Paris saw her collaborate with the likes of Quincy Jones (who has said “Zaz has real blues roots in her voice that you’d swear came straight out of the ghetto!”), Charles Aznavour and Spanish superstar Pablo Alborán selling 1 million copies around the world. In 2011, she sang in the ending theme of Martin Scorsese’s animation movie Hugo.