Track Of The Day: Aderyn – ‘Scotty’

Following the lo-fi fuzz of ‘Silver Screen’, Welsh artist Aderyn returns with a chipper pop anthem, ‘Scotty‘, released on Phwoar & Peace Records. After playing drums for years in other grunge rock and indie pop projects, Aderyn was introduced to music from a “backseat perspective”, until she was inspired by the fun of what being a front person may bring…

Filled with jangly guitars and a sweet curiosity in her disposition, ‘Scotty’ offers a quirky sing-along that suggests plenty of potential in Aderyn’s songwriting. Minimal, charming guitar delivers a warmth, setting the scene whilst her vocals sweeten the insightful lyrics that ponder the disappointment and reflection that comes with heartbreak. Speaking on the power that people can hold, Aderyn alludes to different loves across the span of a life. Although melancholic, her awareness of the speed and healing of time is what propels ‘Scotty’ and weaves humility into the entirety of the track.

“And I’ll forget you…” – ‘Scotty’ feels like laying in your bed and missing someone, while serving as a track to help you shake it off. Thumping ’80s drums and dreamy indie guitars brew tastefully throughout as ‘Scotty’ thrives in its choruses to eventually come to a boil in the immersive, euphoric outro. A jaunty guitar solo and invigorating gang vocals chant ‘Scotty’ in what feels like a coming of age for Aderyn. Of the track, the songwriter reflects:

The phrase ‘beam me up Scotty’ is one my Dad uses whenever something goes wrong, and I wanted to use it to represent that feeling of wanting to be taken totally out of a situation. This song was influenced by the alien-esque imagery of Bowie, and I had fun bringing in different musical influences

Aderyn’s ‘Scotty’ is a manifestation of dynamic, feel-good pop – surely an intriguing invite for what is to come from the project’s future.

Watch the vibrant, extra-terrestrial inspired video for ‘Scotty’ here:

‘Scotty’ is out now via Phwoar and Peace Records.

Jill Goyeau
@jillybxxn

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