Scott Quinn releases single ‘NIGHTMARE’ ahead of his upcoming EP

London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Scott Quinn has released his new single, ‘NIGHTMARE’.

The new song is the first off his debut EP BETTER FOR ME, due for release in 2021.

Accolades in the young artist résumé include previously working with K-Pop group, BTS, and penning the hit ‘Brand New Day’ with Zara Larsson and Mura Masa and it’s currently sitting at 57.7 million streams.

‘NIGHTMARE’ follows the release of his 2019 single “Lines”, and arrives off the back of writing for South-Korean superstars BTS and Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson, Australian country-pop legend Keith Urban and fellow Londoner JONES.

Commenting on the new single, the Yorkshire-born artist says,

“This song is an amalgamation of times where you think you know someone, only to be quite suddenly proven very wrong. The subtle changes in a person’s personality or energy and how those small changes can have a devastating effect. Your worst nightmare.”

‘NIGHTMARE’ opens with subtly bubbling electronics, paired with Quinn’s powerful vocal recalling two lovers who aren’t quite seeing eye to eye; “We were on the same page / but we were reading different books”. 

The track then proceeds into an effervescent modern pop monolith to rival the very best.

Carefully paced electronic pop – with nuanced touches of R&B and hair-raising dark pop-leaning production, ‘NIGHTMARE’ marks a new chapter in Scott Quinn’s fledgling solo career. Inspired by pop-songwriting staples such as Julia Michaels, Benny Blanco, Pharrell Williams, and Charlie Puth – Scott is without doubt making a case to follow in their star-studded footsteps.

Co-written with songwriters Gil Lewis and Micky Blue, ‘NIGHTMARE’ was penned and produced in the space of one day at Gil Lewis’ writing space in East London. Speaking on the process, Quinn added: 

“It’s always interesting listening back to the voice notes from when ‘NIGHTMARE’ was being created, as there were a few times where we experimented with ideas that would have taken the song in a completely different direction. Sonically and melodically the final product is unlike anything I’ve heard before and that excites me; I’ve had it on repeat ever since.”

A music video to the new song was released last week.

Cover photo: Harvey Pearson

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