Scott Klein

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Scott Klein

Where are you currently based?

Saskatchewan Canada

How did you first start playing music?

I got this old nylon string guitar when I was 19 and wrote my first song shortly after, It was no good probably but real, I remember it being about a good friend.

What’s been happening recently? 

I am recording a new album for the fall it’s about half way right now.

Your new single ‘Sunshine’ is out on May 20, 2021, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

I think on this track I had that heavy 1965 British folk rock thing in the back of my mind, where the concepts are a bit  dark, but sung with a more light spin. This song is about an ex-lover that had passed away suddenly, but I had not found out until years later when I had returned back to Swift Current, SK Canada after being gone for a long while. Expecting her to be there but she wasn’t.

How did you go about writing Sunshine?

I brought this song to the producer that I was recording with at the time. I had just written the song days before, I’m not sure why I didn’t pick one of the other songs I had wrote in the past, but I had just cut the a song from the record and this one seemed right.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?

This toon was Recorded in Saskatoon SK, Canada about a year ago, at Skull Creek Studios. Aspen Beveridge and I produced, mixed and recorded this track, with help from Leot Hanson. Mastering done by Harry Hess from Toronto ON  March 20th 2021.

What programs/equipment did you use?

The gear that we used was an old acoustic guitar plugged directly into a fender twin reverb. Aspen played a tremolo pedal which you hear in the beginning of the song. Leot through down some killer dark lead licks in the middle 8 using his 62 fender bassman and broken reverb pedal.

How did you approach the recording process?

We approached it a bit unconventional for sure, but we had a few demos of the track already so we knew where it was headed, but we all just let go and had fun really.

What do you like to do away from music?

I’m not sure I fully achieve getting away from music, but I do enjoy art, however I always have this feed back loop to music or songwriting.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

At the moment I’m listening to People like Guy Clark, Donovan, Karen Dalton, Hasil Adkins, Towns Van Zanbt, The Velvet Underground and Skip James.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2021?

Release the full EP in a month and finish recording my album but end of summer, and tour this fall.

Favorite food and place to hangout? 

Pizza and a blues bar.

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