Singer - Songwriter - Musician - Creator
Zoe Wakelam is an Aussie born London singer-songwriter who still can’t quite shake the accent despite having lived in the UK for thirteen years. Having grown up singing in churches and writing for herself, Zoe’s music has evolved to be deeply rooted in meaningful lyrics that tackle subjects such as loneliness, courage and anxiety, whilst remaining within the listeners grasp.
Drawing inspiration from artist such as FINNEAS, twenty øne piløts, half•alive, Wallows and Billie Eilish, Zoe’s musical offerings sit in the balance between Electro and Bedroom Pop; serving lyrical depth whilst tickling your ear drums with catchy melodies. Which sounds quite fun when you read it back.
In the past Zoe has worked with Ashley Bates, band member and producer of the folktronica band Tunng, who produced her first three singles.
Due to Covid-19 Zoe is currently not performing live shows. If you would like to stay up to date on livestreams etc. head to Zoe's Instagram.
Zoe Wakelam comes to us with the honest and relatable soundscape of “Acceptable Hell”. With this refreshingly honest and down to earth blend of melodies and lyrics she draws inspiration from a sad reality she experienced in her youth.
The serious subject matter and poignant lyrics are offset however by a wonderfully bright and cheery soundscape, with ethereal synths and irresistible melodies accosting her powerful and empowering vocal performance. ‘Acceptable Hell’ is a cathartic and often heartbreaking single, that balances its gravity and seriousness with its alluring accompanying sounds.
Look out for Zoe Wakelam and the track Acceptable Hell. It’s unique, has a cool melody and a bit experimental, but very listenable. I dunno, but this is the music I love right now. The Aussie born singer songwriter who now lives in the UK draws inspiration from FINNEAS, twenty øne piløts, half•alive, Wallows and Billie Eilish. Think electro and bedroom pop. Give it a stream on our indie invaders playlist.
After gaining inspiration from the likes of Billie Eilish and Twenty One Pilots, you can definitely hear the Billie Eilish in the melody! 'Acceptable Hell' is pure indie pop that is sure to please both the lyric analyser and the melody seeker.
While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”. Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.
Zoe delivers a stunning vocal display that showcases the distinct elements behind her charismatic voice, which presents listeners with the chance of seeing more from the artist behind the music.
I love the song and you will too! It sounds incredible. It's upbeat, the soft beat makes it an easy, listenable tune.
Zoe Wakelam’s single 1815 does admirably well to satisfy anybody who is soul searching, providing strong and relatable lyrical content that’s set against a playful melody to boot. Simple but effective, and addictively catchy.