You might remember him as the young lad who wowed the judges & gained a fan in The Script frontman Danny O’ Donoghue with his rendition of Starry-Eyed on BBC’s The Voice – the reality show based on vocal talent alone as opposed to who has ‘the look’ and can sound great with a bit of auto-tune. His talent earned him a broad fan base and sent him gigging across the UK, performing in venues like Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club.
Now back on home soil, the currently unsigned singer-songwriter Conor Scott has just independently released his debut three-track EP Watch Me Go.
A short taster of things to come, the EP opens with ‘Please Be’. With a catchy guitar riff and fast paced percussion throughout alongside lyrics that you will be singing along to in seconds, this impressive intro showcases Scott’s talent as a musician. Whilst highlighting the confidence he has both within himself as an artist and the music he creates.
Next up is the title track, latest single and most creative offering of the three tracks, ‘Watch Me Go’. What’s it about? As always these things are up for personal interpretation but judging by the imagery embedded in the lyrics I’m going to say, freedom carefree attitudes and chasing dreams. Just like Please Be, it’s an energetic and catchy track, that will have even the most reluctant of dancers up and moving.
‘Move On’ closes this ‘so far, so good’ EP. Focus is on the vocals here more than any other elements and it doesn’t quite pack the same punch as the previous tracks but that’s not to say it’s a bad track. It just lacks the spark and creativity of ‘Please Be’ and ‘Watch Me Go’. He’s right though, “I’m head to toe in lights, but you never saw me shine, now it’s my time”, It is his time.
Stepping out and establishing himself as an artist, there’s no doubt potential for this one to go far. It’s not hard to tell that a lot of blood, sweat and tears (happy I hope!) went into making this record. His musical talent, flair for songwriting and passion for his art shines through consistently. Watch Me Go is a credible debut and for someone who isn’t even in their twenties yet, I can’t wait to see what’s next in store.
◀ STANDOUT ⁞ Please Be ▶
◀ SOUNDS LIKE ⁞ Vance Joy | Ben Howard ▶