Toronto, ON-based composer and avant-pop artist, Scott Hardware – a moniker for Scott Harwood – has unveiled his new single, “Watersnake”, which arrives as the latest to be lifted from his forthcoming third album, Ballad of a Tryhard, which is set for release on March 4, 2022, via Telephone Explosion Records. You can pre-order the album HERE.
“Watersnake” ties together breezy guitar with lilting orchestral strings – provided by Deanna H. Choi – and Scott’s idiosyncratic croon. An album highlight with its ability to really stick around as an earworm, the track, which features members of Phedre, Lee Paradise, WHIMM, Vallens, Blunt Chunks, and Jaunt, makes an anthemic case for self-surety.
Speaking about “Watersnake”, Harwood says:
“My mom lived near this lake for a while, and whenever I’d go to visit her, I’d want to walk along the shore and have a moment. She’d always tell me before heading out to watch out for the water snakes. In fact, this lake’s little beach was covered in them. My brother who lived nearby would have little snake babies falling in clusters from the roof of his garage. I mean no disrespect to snakes, but it’s ghastly to see them slither over top of the water. It all must have left a mark because when I sat down to write a song about a villain, an exploiter, the first thing I thought of was “Watersnake!”
Check out “Watersnake” below, and stay up to date with Scott via his socials.
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