Glen Scott

Glen Scott

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeSoul

Soul,Alternative,Rock,Funk,Neo-Soul,Acoustic,Gospel,Blues,Spiritual,Singer-Songwriter

Biography

To put your trust in something doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to shout it all over the town square. It means that you intrinsically believe it, and that’s enough.
At least it should be. In a time when the loudest voice attracts the most attention Glen Scott pushes the envelope and sends the message of soul back to its origin. On Glen Scott’s album “TTD” he puts himself center stage once more and for a greater reason than ever, as a gift from a father to his two daughters; an instruction manual on how to view the world as a place where love still reigns, if you only look a little closer.

In view of Glen Scott’s background it is inconceivable that he could have been anything other than a musician. For Scott has had music coursing through his veins ever since he started attending his father’s church in London.Yet, he has taken his time, learning his trade, building up a collection of credits that included playing the organ and drums in church at the age of nine until now. He has become one of the most respected and in-demand session musicians and arrangers around working with songwriters and artists such as James Morrison, Ron Sexsmith, Craig David, Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and Eric Bibb among others. And artistically, he has come to establish a style that in a very personal way is both upbeat and spiritually soothing.

With ”TTD” he has developed an approach that reflects not only his spiritual pov but also acknowledges the great traditions of R&B and Soul as pioneered by stylists such as James Brown,
Funkadelic (interestingly the first record Scott bought was One Nation Under A Groove),Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Yet the Scott style is modern and upbeat —think Prince or John Legend —with his lyrics reflecting a mood of optimism that has begun to emerge since Obama’s move into the White House.
“My Prayer” possesses a gentle insidious groove that is as langorous as it is insistent; “The Dawn”
espouses hope with a simple trust that sense will prevail; and “Personal Jesus” does exactly what it
says on the tin: an assertion of belief.

”Trust the Dawn” is a “Songs in the Key of Life” or a “What’s Going On” - for 2011.

By Hugh Gregory

Discography

Without Vertigo - LP (Sony/550) -1999
The Deafening Silence - LP (Sodarock) - 2000
Do Something - EP (Sony/Columbia) - 2004
Soulrider -LP (Sony/Columbia Japan) - 2004
Trust The Dawn - LP (Sony/Columbia Japan) - 2010
Deep in it Single (Hidden Beach Recordings) - 2011

Deep in it video (Aired on:VH1 Soul/Centric/BET/Music Choice)