TJ Scott

TJ Scott

BandPopR&B

TJ Scott is a classically trained soprano who grew up doing musical theatre. Although she doesn't limit herself to either of those things. Instead she chooses to use her knowledge of the voice to create soulful, angelic vocals to her diverse lyrics over a even more diverse mix of music.

Biography

Haunting, diverse, angelic, magnetic, alluring--all have been used to describe the powerfully impressionistic voice of TJ Scott. Immerging from Seattle, but born and raised in Colorado, this singer/songwriter has traveled and lived all around North America, taking away something from each place aiding in the creation of her upcoming, musically diverse LP, “Open To Interpretation.”

Growing up, it was classical voice lessons and musical theatre that took up most of her time and presented the life of performance to TJ, solidifying it’s role in her life and creating her career path. Throughout high school she remained active in theatre, every day devoted to singing, acting, dancing and performing. When it came time for graduation she had already been accepted to the American Musical & Dramatic Academy and promptly headed to New York City to attend, but her time there was short lived as she began heading in a completely different direction entirely—songwriting. The completion of the lyrics and melody to her first few songs was the final turning point. “Musical theatre is great!” TJ states, “I still adore it and I always will, but after awhile the novelty wore off, I guess. I was ready to get down to reality, not acting as if I was someone else all the time. I wanted to concentrate on myself and as I started writing lyrics I became so liberated, realizing I had a lot to say to whomever was willing to listen.” With such pleasing vocals, unique productions and gripping lyrics, it would be hard not to listen.

After spending a few years writing over 30 songs, it was time to head into the recording studio, but just recording was not good enough. TJ’s undying desire to know what is going on with her music and have as much creative control as possible, pushed her to enroll in school for Audio Engineering. “I’ve worked with quite a few independent producers. Some of them were great and I still work with them, but most were looking for the next moldable, pop/R&B image and they always tried to control everything: how I sang, how and when I cut my hair; they’d change my lyrics to fit what they thought I should sing about and I was tired of having to depend on people of that nature to try and get some tracks finished. As discrediting as it might sound, I just wanted to do it myself so I could do it my way.”

TJ describes her music as dramatically honest with a lot of clever wordplay, yet ALL about singing. “I take pride in the fact that I actually know how to sing. I’m sick of hearing overly processed vocals on the radio all the time. There is so much more to singing than just being able to hold a tune and being photogenic, but I also recognize that there are things that work better than others in mainstream music. So, I took some time to develop a pop-style of my own, incorporating my classical training. As for my songwriting, I get off on catchy melodies, uncommon harmonies, a ton of instruments and lyrics that say something. My lyrics aren’t all about me and my life, a lot of them are—dramatized versions of it for entertainments sake, but some of them are also about things I have seen other people close to me go through, or about things I felt would speak to people in a positive way. I also have songs that are just silly, fun and light-hearted. Variety is what I am after in everything musical I do.” Not only does she present variety lyrically, a wide variety of styles and genres explode and collide when listening to her songs. “I am influenced and inspired by SO MUCH music! I don’t know how I couldn’t incorporate a little bit of everything. I don’t understand or abide by the limits people have tried to put on genres.”

Lyrics

I Never

Written By: TJ Scott

I Never
© 2002 TJ Scott
All Rights Reserved
Produced & arranged by: Othentic Productions (www.othentic.com)

Chorus
I never…
Accepted it
Never thought it was ok
Never liked it
Never felt proud, no way
Never participated
I never justified it
(Repeat)

V.1
Everything is a two way street
Somebody always feeling the heat
Sometimes it seems we’ve come so far
Others it feels worse than before

I wish we could all see gray
I’m hoping for the day
When nothing will be judged
But what’s inside of us

(Pre-chorus)
And there’s no where to go
To get away from it all
And, finally feel
Like, we’re all equal.

Chorus

V.2
Worn out from being blamed
For ways that others paved
Some people may be that way
I’m not so please get off my case

Stop saying I don’t know
How rough it feels for you
I feel the same way when
You chose to call me them

(Pre-Chorus)
Chorus

Bridge
How long till this segregation stops
All this separation & hate grates on our hearts
When will people see
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you or me

Chorus till Outro

Before There Was Her

Written By: TJ Scott

Before There Was Her
© 2001 TJ Scott
All Rights Reserved
Produced & arranged by: Othentic Productions (www.othentic.com)

V1
As I laid down for bed
Thoughts of you stirred in my head
I could not fall asleep, afraid of what I’d dream
I feel so cold and lonely here
Still wishing somehow you were near
To take back the pain that’s caused these tears
And given me reason to fear love

Chorus
“I don’t know where I went wrong baby
Just let me explain and maybe
Things can get back to the way they were
Before there was her”

Those words keep running through my head
I can’t believe by you they were said
The one who always promised me
Kept the promises and made me think
We had everything

V2
I’m trying to forget
When and where and how we met
And all those things, you shouldn’t think about
When the one you love has just walked out
I can’t escape the pain I feel
I can’t believe this is for real
I just want to close my eyes and fall asleep
Then wake and find it’s all a dream

Chorus

Bridge
Before there was her
Does not exist anymore
Before there was her
I can’t hear that anymore
Before there was her
I’m out the door
Goodbye!

(Climax of the music)

Good Bye

Discography

I Never
Before There Was Her
Plus, a library of songs written by her that she has yet to record.

Set List

TJ Scott has yet to perform her own material live, as she has only recorded 2 of her many songs. But she is no stranger to the stage with 7 years of musical theatre experience.