Sunday 9 September 2018

Scott Lloyd: Down to Earth

Down To Earth
Scott Lloyd

Scott Lloyd's new single is out now and here at Marsh Towers are very pleased indeed to offer one of the first reviews of Down To Earth, just as we did for Scott's last single, Looking Out To Sea.

That was Scott’s first single released via Aardvark Music and it gained over 1000 plays on Apple music within a few weeks of release, which is an impressive tally.

The song starts with a mournful harmonica (one of Scott's trademarks), which is soon joined by the rising sound of the guitar, introducing a song that starts with a man who 'Found myself thinking...about what I've lost...' and just when it seems to be heading further into the depths of despair fuelled by introspection, the he finds 'Your smile...brings me back down to earth.' The theme of the juxtaposition between living in the moment and the trap of being caught in the negativity of other times (the past - and the potential future) recurs throughout the song.

Scott continues to grow in strength, both musically and lyrically. Just as with Looking Out To Sea, Down To Earth makes full use of a richer, fuller sound, granting a slight sideways switch to the pop end of folk as compared to his earlier work. Scott is really hitting his stride and his music is set to grow in popularity. He is a hard-working singer/songwriter who definitely deserves listening to, especially if one is interested in crafted songs.

Scott - originally from Teesside - is gathering a growing number of very positive reviews in his current home city of Manchester, within publications including The Skinny, Clash Magazine, NE Volume, Telegraph Music and the Manchester Evening News.

Down To Earth was recorded at Red Sand Studios, Chorlton, Manchester and produced by Mathieu Garcia.

For further information, head to Scott's official website and also our Scott Lloyd index here at Marsh Towers.

Here is the official video for Down To Earth and more videos can found on Scott's YouTube channel.


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