Photo Credit: LeAnn Mueller
Vancouver, BC based artist, Scotty Hills is about to release his brand new EP, Nature Girl on February 24 via his own label, Grand Fir Records. To hold people over, he has released a single from the EP, “Won’t Be Back”, take a look at our Five Questions With segment below and also check out the video for “Won’t Be Back”:
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey there my fellow Canadian music lovers. My name is Scotty Hills, and I’m a Soul/Country artist from Vancouver Island.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I like to try many different approaches to writing, but more often than not I start with a couple of chords and a lyrical phrase. This is usually the chorus or first line of the song. I’m like a deep sea diver, the deeper I can go, the better the view. I love Otis Redding and Ryan Adams, so things can get interesting. I don’t mind being cliche, as long as I’m pretending to be from another era. Right now it’s an 80’s urban cowboy sound that I’m after.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m starting to get booked a lot for the summer. I recently played Song and Surf, which is a really great Vancouver Island Festival. I have a nice show booked on the day of the release (Feb.24), at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Hmmmm. I would say to listen to the my newest single ‘Won’t Be Back’ from my new EP Nature Girl. Or the demo of my unreleased song ‘Indio’ which you can find on YouTube.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
So many to choose from. I love Rose Cousins, Donovan Woods, Begonia, Jon and Roy, Bahamas, Garret Mason…and on and on and on.