Revisiting Sia And Zero 7’s Simple Things

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screencap of Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001
Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001

The other day, while doing some research on the singer Sia, I discovered she worked with Zero 7. Their album ‘Simple Things’ is one of my favorite albums and it gave me an excuse to give it another listen. Sia’s vocals prove how great she is and she deserves all the acclaim she is getting now.

Zero 7 is a duo consisting of former studio engineers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker.

I got hooked on them when I was exploring Trip-Hop and Downbeat after becoming a fan of Portishead in the late 90s. I love the weaving of traditional sounds with electronic music and the vocals are another instrument that make the songs great.

Zero 7 composes the songs then enlist different vocalists to sing them. On Simple Things they had Mozez, Sophie Barker, and Sia.

One of my favorite tunes is “Destiny” which has vocals by Sia and Sophie. I had the song on repeat for a long time.

Here is a live performance on the UK show “Top of the Pops” back in 2001:

Zero 7 – Destiny
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