Brooklyn, NY’s Scout Gillett has shared her vibrant new single ‘slow dancin’‘ from her forthcoming debut LP no roof no floor, due out on October 28th via Captured Tracks. Premiering at FLOOD Magazine, the song’s Matthew Lippman and Jordan Tetewsky-directed video was inspired by the Dennis Hopper film Out of the Blue: “In the movie, Cebe, a young girl, finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. I related to this a lot,” says Scout. “This video was so fun to make. I felt the most like myself, always moving, dancing around in the street and in my room.” ‘slow dancin’’ showcases Scout’s singular, standout vocals – she sails from a velvety, hushed whisper to dulcet spoken word to a soaring, cathartic belt with ease.
Of the single, Scout adds, “I wrote this ironically – taking a dig at the games of love. People too often play games. My take is: let’s just cut to the chase. Originally, I had written this as a downtempo country song. During recording, Nick [Kinsey] and I agreed it could evolve to something different. He had the idea to make it ironically fast and pulsing, juxtaposed against the title itself – ‘slow dancin’.‘
The second vocal take of this track was captured in the pitch black darkness of a barn as I looked out to the stars. When I walked back into the studio, Nick and Ellen both said they had never heard anyone sing like that before. That moment meant so much to me. We really made something special and I gave it my absolute best.“