Listen: Scarlett Randle returns with new single 'Blue'
- Arusa Qureshi
- 29 May 2020
Rising Glasgow singer-songwriter is back with a soulful 90s influenced track
Glasgow-based musician Scarlett Randle has been quietly building up a name for herself in the Scottish pop music landscape for a few years now, triumphantly kicking things off with her 2017 debut single 'Berlin', which was added to key Spotify playlists quickly after its release. Growing up just outside Aberdeen and taking violin lessons from a young age, Randle has been working hard to hone her craft since her early start in music and since that first release, with the resulting sound and her follow-up projects leading to her being labelled one of Scotland's most exciting young artists.
New single 'Blue' follows her last release, the dream-pop gem 'HER', which came out last year to positive reviews, resulting in Randle playing shows at Resonate and The Great Western, plus support slots with the likes of HYYTS and Emme Woods. Written by Randle, 'Blue' is her first venture into co-production with long term collaborator BOBBIE, with the pair succeeding in creating a soulful and tranquil ambience via soothing and sweeping instrumentation, coupled with the unmistakable lustre of Randle's vocals.
'This song is the first of a string of releases after a wee hiatus!' Randle explains about the new single. 'This is also the first song where I've ventured into production, so that's exciting for me! I was studying sound production for a wee while and this song was made in that period. I wrote it one morning on my laptop and didn't think much of it! Then a few months later, I came back to it and was like … you know what, I think I like that lil gem!
'There was a second verse not written but the structure of the song was pretty much there, I sent it to BOBBIE, they added their spice and it was probably one of the quickest turnarounds from "could this be a single?" to "omg stunning, let's get it out NOW xxx"'
Like most musicians releasing music during lockdown, Randle acknowledges the peculiarity of the situation but is positive about the future and already looking forward to getting back on stage. 'Having a release in this time period is a little odd cause I wanna get out and play these new tunes,' she says, 'but I'm unsure of when I'll get to do that and I'm really missing my band and getting sweaty on a stage! But that's life right now and we will adapt and I'm sure it'll be all the more special when we do get to be together again and play music.'