AFTER releasing her soulful, delicately rendered single ‘Blue’ last month, Scarlett Randle is switching things up in a big way on her new track ‘Lately’.
Soaring with pop ambition, Scarlett teams up with producer BOBBIE once again but this time her heart-rending balladry is taken to new splendorous heights. Opening in rather understated fashion with Scarlett’s smooth vocals delivered over a simple piano melody, the track tentatively builds with shimmering electronics and tantalising beats, easing in to the chorus and back again before truly bursting into its peak just after the two minute mark. It’s one of those dance-like-no-one’s-watching moments; a moment that captures that all-consuming feeling of casting aside your inhibitions and just letting go; a jolt of pure pop euphoria.
Combining her gently soulful vocals and honest lyrical introspection with a more dynamic pop production, the track is gorgeously intimate one minute and bursting with sugary, passion-fuelled melodies the next. And with plenty of unpredictable pop flourishes and even choral gospel influences thrown into the mix, it all comes together to create Scarlett Randle’s most emphatic pop tune to date.
She said “This song captures that transition period between letting something go that wasn’t healthy and allowing something in that makes me feel good and not feeling ashamed anymore because it’s lovely”
As she continues to make a big impact on Scotland’s pop landscape, ‘Lately’ marks another hugely exciting step forward for the singer-songwriter. Check out the new tune below.