Zero 7 is a downtempo duo made up of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker from the United Kingdom. Zero 7's past albums seemed to hold no surprises - they basically held the same mood throughout the album.
They just released their third album, called "The Garden." The CD features 12 new tracks, featuring vocals by Swedish star Jos Gonzlez and Sia Furler as well.
On this album, the world sees Zero 7 taking a more upbeat musical direction, yet at the same time, maintaining their originally mellow and chill sound.
The newest album has a more multitempo pace than their previous albums. "Futures" is a great track where Gonzlez effortlessly introduces himself with his smooth voice. "Throw It All Away" is a top-notch single with amazingly catchy lyrics that really stand out and grab your attention. If you like different kinds of music, "Your Place" is a great mix of genres, combining electronica, jazz, lounge and indie rock.