Review – Scotty Hills

Album: Nature Girl
Release Date: February 24, 2017
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Genre: Country/Soul

Scotty Hills is a soul/country artist from Vancouver Island, BC. The singer just released his latest effort, Nature Girl, a five song, self-produced EP. He worked with industry greats Diego Media (Hey Rosetta, David Myles, Joel Plaskett) and Tom Coyne (The Weeknd, Bruno Mars) to bring these songs to fruition.

The EP opens with a softly played “Hope You’re In Toronto, a song seemingly about trying to meet up with a loved one. “I Want To Love You” opens with absolutely hauntingly beautiful backing music, which pair perfectly with Hills’ gentle vocals. The title track carries on the love song theme throughout the EP; “my everything, you make me see that life is beautiful” is one of the more repeated lines throughout the song, obviously a statement those in similar relationships can relate to. “Wont’ Be Back” is another slow song on the EP, with relaxed guitar beginning the song, followed by harmonies that you can’t help but hum along to. “The Answers” closes the album with beautiful string sections.

Overall, I was expecting a lot more of a country vibe to the EP, as I had not listened to any of Hills’ music before but was still impressed at the sheer vocal and musical talent portrayed in the five songs. Those who were previously fans are sure to like the songs and those who may not have listened to him before can surely find something to like in this EP.

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I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.