Although cryptic, Zoo Eyes’s lyrics deal with a feeling of joy in a vulnerable way.
It mirrors this musically with a sound reminiscent of 70’s British children’s TV shows. Folk music that has both a joyous and slightly sinister tinge. It dates back centuries to a time where life and death were closer intertwined in our culture and more visible in our reality.
Zoo Eyes feels intentionally dated; a throw back to the more innocent times Aldous Harding sings about. In this current day, where meta-narratives control our thoughts, Zoo Eyes provides a naive stark, relief. A respite from our current times, which I’ve really needed in the past few weeks: