He is taking this tour, he explains, to get the songs out of his system and learn their personal meanings before recording them in the coming months for what will be his fourth album after Passing Stranger, Elsewhere, and What the Night Delivers.
Afterwards, he seems genuinely humbled and grateful that people appreciate his work, and is eager to make to time to chat warmly with his fans, without rushing.
Scott’s talent puts to shame the likes of artists such as Damien Rice and recent flavour of the month Ed Sheeran, and though he has a large following and is very much a respected “musician’s musician”, quite why his household acclaim isn’t greater than it is at present is utterly baffling. Regardless, Scott’s fourth album will hopefully be released at some point later this year, and I simply cannot wait.
Author: Matthew Bridson
Would-be gentleman of leisure and accidental existentialist on an almost daily basis.
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