New Music Critique: Zoe Butler

Zoe Butler
Contact: [email protected]

Web: zoebutler30.wixsite.com/my-site-1

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Americana

Nashville via Rhode Island artist Zoe Butler is blessed with a strong, chesty voice that resonates so well with her material, full of observations that offer simplicity and substance in equal measure. When she sings, you listen. A song of lingering regrets over a failed relationship, “Shenandoah” is her most polished, full-band arrangement, building so gently yet never interfering with Butler’s voice.  Arrangements are pared down on her next two: the sweet, idyllic, optimistic “Old New England Town By The Sea” and the stark, dark simplicity of “June” (just her voice and guitar) as she muses on the sudden death (murder? suicide?) of a significant other:  “Johnny died of heartbreak.” Check her out.