Created almost entirely with the sounds of an acoustic guitar, Scott Booth releases third single ‘Battleground’ showcasing the expansive darker tones of new album ‘Atavistic’. Scott is a rising artist and musician possibly known for his acoustic guitar virtuosity and live performances, and now releasing the single through the newly established label, Out Yer Box Records on June.
Scott Booth: “‘Battleground’ is a kind of intimate look at the personal battles we face within ourselves. I worked alongside Christian Cooley on this track, together, we sought to capture the push and pull of self-perception and creativity that so many of us experience. It's all about recognising the noise - the outer influences that cloud our judgement and the inner turmoil that sometimes gets the best of us - trying to navigate through it all with honesty and acceptance.”
The track, like all of Scott's releases, was created almost entirely by utilising the wide and diverse sounds created from an acoustic guitar, combining strumming and finger-picking techniques, generating percussion reminiscent of a Tabla drum, and employing an array of pedals to unlock effects.
It's not a track about showcasing technical prowess, it's about using the instrument to tell a narrative and create an expansive, almost ethereal soundscape. It's a bit darker, a touch moodier offering from the album, a more melancholic, reflective pause in the overall journey.
The release features UK producer Steve Mac's mixing bringing life to the sound, and Christian Cooley, a Brighton based vocalist and soul artist, added layers through his voice and song writing.
Through the previously released singles 'The End' and 'The Beginning,' Scott demonstrates the harmonious fusion of his cultural influences with his passion for electronic dance music. Integrating these diverse elements, he weaves an entrancing and fluid tapestry of sound.
‘Battleground’ (feat. Christian Cooley) taken from the album ‘Atavistic’ is out 16 July on Out Yer Box Records.