We are very excited to announce the completion of Zoe Viccaji’s debut album, Dareeche. This album has been two years in the making, with a creative process that spans a lifetime. The album released on the 1st of September 2014 in India with Universal Music and independently by the artist in Pakistan.
The album Dareeche is a collection of songs written by Zoe Viccaji from the age of 15 with many life events and music genres influencing her lyrics and musical style. It all started to take shape in 2012 in Shahi Hasan’s recording studio in collaboration with gifted musicians like Asad Ahmed, Omran Shafique, Rachel Viccaji, Imam Hamdani and lyricists, Sabir Zafar, Ali Alam and Asim Raza.
Upon hearing the album in it’s production stage, Universal Music immediately signed Zoe Viccaji on as one of their artists in 2013. Universal Music Publishing also then signed Zoe Viccaji on as a songwriter. At this time she recorded additional tracks at their studio in Mumbai with sound engineer Devashish Ray along with an array of local musicians and lyricist Puneet Sharma. The album has been mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studio in London.
Upon returning to Pakistan Zoe did further recordings for the album with Omran Shafique and started work on the video for her first single Phir Mili Tanhai with director Adnan Malik. The album also features Zoe Viccaji’s very popular collaboration and reinterpretation of Mera Bichra Yaar with Strings and a reimagining of the Junoon classic Neend Aati Nahi .
More on the Artist: Zoe Viccaji has been formally performing and releasing music since 2010. She has since then been featured on Coke Studio, campaigns for Levi’s, Warid, Sana Safinaz, Clear Shampoo as well as original soundtracks for Tanhaiyaan, Josh the Film and Seedlings. She has performed at close to 100 concerts for ticketed and corporate audiences, nationwide. Her live performances have also been enjoyed in musical theatre productions Chicago and Mamma Mia.
We are very excited to announce the completion of Zoe Viccaji debut album, Dareeche. This album has been two years in the making, with a creative process that spans a lifetime.