Five Questions With Scott Murray

Barrie, ON-based singer-songwriter, Scott Murray has unveiled his EP, The Old and the Cold.

In 2019 he released his first solo album, Night Binge, which attracted audiences to a new side of his craft while turning a fair number of heads. No doubt The Old and the Cold will generate even more hype given the similar themes and belting of honest (and sometimes melancholy) lyrics over cheery chords. You can still hear the punk influences in Murray’s gruff vocals and punchy melodies, however, with a much softer feel, now, with harmonized vocals from Taylor Cos (Viola Swamp) and the piano accompaniment of Amanda Macleod.

Scott is currently finishing up a week-long Ontario tour, you can catch him tonight at The Richmond in London, ON. Get more info HERE.

Check out the release below, and find out more about Scott via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi! My name is Scott Murray, a solo acoustic artist from Barrie, ON.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

My new EP is called The Old and the Cold. It was released on February 22 on Tarantula Tapes. It’s the follow-up to my first solo release, Night Binge.

When it comes to the global pandemic, how are you keeping yourself out in the public eye while not being able to perform?

Well, I hope this pandemic doesn’t last too much longer, but at times I have had to pivot to online streaming shows.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so if you were able to work with ONE fellow Canadian artist, alive or dead, who would you choose?

Canada has so much amazing musical talent, it’s insane. If I had to choose one artist to work with, it would be Seth Anderson. Seth’s songs have a way of getting stuck in my head and my heart. Beautiful songwriter.

What’s your goal for 2022?

My goal for 2022 is to play as many places as possible. 2019 was my busiest year yet, and 2022 is giving me strong 2019 vibes if that makes sense.

Plans are in place to send me to lots of new places, and I couldn’t be more excited to get on the road and share these new songs.

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