Everything Up (Zizou)

Album: Yeah Ghost (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from the British ambient duo Zero 7's fourth album, Yeah Ghost. Zero 7 comprise Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns, who have been friends since childhood.
  • This song marked a turning point as the Zero 7 duo struggled to come up with a new record after their mutual parting of ways with long-time collaborator Sia. The inspiration was The Zidane Turn, the signature move of the French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, whose popular nickname was "Zizou." Hardaker explained in publicity materials: "I was sitting in the studio thinking about how we were gonna make this record happen. We definitely needed to turn things round at that point. The song is about overcoming self doubt I suppose, and I just liked the image of Zidane changing a situation in a second in such a graceful way."
  • Binns provided a rare lead vocal on this track. He also sung on "Your Place" from The Garden.

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