Scott Moffatt Shares His Creative Energy
Whenever Not Ever
by Scott Moffatt
Release Date: May 31, 2015
Label: Independent Release
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You might know Scott Moffatt as one quarter of the Canadian pop-rock brother band The Moffatts. They were big in Canada, even bigger in Europe (particularly Germany), and HUGE in South East Asia. And before they were teen popstars, the fellas had a career singing country music.
A performer from the age of four, Scott has lived, toured, and worked all over of the world. When The Moffatts split in 2001, he first spent time as part of Canadian indie-rock outfit The Boston Post before moving to Los Angeles. There he single-handedly wrote, recorded, and produced his own solo project, Allegory of the City, which he released in 2006. That record led to Scott making his mark as an in-house producer in Thailand — first for SONY-BMG Thailand, and later for GMM Grammy. Scott’s production work earned him Producer of the Year at both the 2007 Seed Awards and the Thai Headbanger Awards in 2008.
In recent years, Scott has split his time between Calgary and Nashville, working as an independent producer, studio musician, and songwriter. He has experience in many genres and styles, with other artists and with the songs he’s written for his own solo shows. For a while, it looked as though Scott, like his brothers Clint and Bob (now working in Nashville as country duo Like Strangers), had come full circle and returned to country music.
I’ve been a fan of Scott Moffatt and his brothers since the late 90s. So when Scott reached out to folks on Facebook for help promoting his new single, “Whenever Not Ever”, from his upcoming independent EP (which he’s crowd-funding at IndieGogo), I jumped at the chance. And I’m so glad I did!
Much of the music I’ve heard from Scott over the last few years has been acoustic, leaning more towards country or folk rather than rock or pop. With “Whenever Not Ever”, it’s safe to say that he’s landed on the sound he wants to focus on right now, and it’s decidedly pop! It’s also thoroughly modern, current, creative, and completely engaging, and that, in a nutshell, also describes Scott Moffatt!
On “Whenever Not Ever,” it feels as if Scott has drawn from many of his pop-rock influences and found his own sound. The beat is influenced by 80s new-wave, but comes across as contemporary. The tune is melodic and bouncy with a frenetic energy that makes it impossible to listen to without jumping up and dancing madly. Lyrics have always been a strong suit for Scott, and with lines like “I don’t know why we fight so much, maybe it’s cause you’re nuts”, he shows he’s not lost his touch.
When it releases on May 31st, I wholeheartedly recommend that you RUN, not walk, to Amazon or iTunes to download “Whenever Not Ever”. Don’t worry — I’ll be back to provide links later!
— Dawn Teresa
5 of 5 Hearts. Scott Moffatt Shares His Creative Energy On “Whenever Not Ever”.
Whether you enjoy electronic pop music from world-class superstars like Kylie Minogue, or you’re listening to stuff like Zedd’s “I Want You To Know” featuring Selena Gomez, or Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” with lyrically clever melodies worthy of Taylor Swift, Scott Moffatt’s new single is guaranteed to make you put on your dancing shoes and party!
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Scott Moffatt for providing me with a link to listen to Whenever Not Ever in exchange for this review and post.”