London-based singer-songwriter Scott Dean has released The City Falls, the new single from his stunning 2016 album Neon. The atmospheric piece of widescreen alt rock showcases his emotive vocals, soaring guitars and arrives with a cinematic new video. Watch here
Scott sees The City Falls as a key song on the album. As he explains; “the song was inspired by The Dark Knight Rises and the idea of a dark force taking over the city. That could be literal, or It could be a metaphor for something else – it’s up to the listener. It was the first to go on the album, which was originally going to be an EP. This developed into a full album a year after The City Falls was recorded, as Gareth Kay (producer) and I spent a year recording at his studio and realised we had enough material for a full record.”
A musician since picking up his first guitar at ten years old, Scott’s early musical development was heavily influenced by virtuoso guitarists Joe Satriani & Gary Moore & led to him recording his first songs at the tender age of fifteen. Following this, he expanded his musical toolkit with spells in various grunge & rock-influenced bands before moving to London in his early twenties. Working as a professional composer for TV & the video game industry & finding fresh inspiration in the city’s vibrant open mic scene, Scott decided to refocus on his solo work as a vocalist and singer-songwriter able to craft hook-laden songs across guitar, piano & keyboards. The album Neon is his first official release, and is a strong set of diverse songs from a versatile musician.
Scott will be playing shows in support of the single and album in 2017.