Every now and then, a singer comes along with a voice so clear and true that its resonance transports you to beautiful, new places. On her homage-to-songwriting album Now and Then, Shaye Zadravec has found the perfect tessitura for each of the carefully chosen, lovingly reimagined songs. The instrumentation and production are first-class and give Zadravec ample space to shine - her voice is unpretentious and soothing, warm and genuine. The telling of a good story takes talent and this is one savvy singer who knows how to unwind the thread in a thoughtful, fascinating way. With Zadravec at the wheel, each song is a trip taken unhurriedly through the most scenic back roads, summer sunlight streaming through the window, just a touch of heartache still visible in the rearview mirror. In a little while, a thousand-colour sunset will paint the sky over East Longview and you’ll know: you’ve arrived.
Biography by Chantal Vitalis