GW Premiere: Taylor Scott's "Bleeding Out”

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

For roots rock artist Taylor Scott, 2020 was a year of reckoning. After coming to terms with the death of a family member, weathering personal storms, and having his career put on what seemed to be an indefinite pause, he realized the only option was to shift his perspective. In the midst of the year’s ubiquitous pain and uncertainty, Scott used the time to reflect and regroup.  At first, it seemed like inspiration just wouldn’t come. But, as he dealt with the present, he was able to leave the past behind, and small sparks of creativity turned into a white-hot flame, forging songs found on parallel paths along the same road. “Some deal with those dark months, charging ahead, because the only way out of it was to go forward through it,” he explains of the new tracks. “The others are so happy and lighthearted, and I haven’t written that way for years. I’m feeling celebratory now, and those songs reflect that,” he adds. “All of them have pulled so many emotions out of me.”

Bleeding Out’ is an angry funk song about getting left high & dry. Musically, I wanted the heavy backbeat to get occasionally broken up by riffs & breaks that sound kind of wild and unhinged. The idea being when the backbeat drops in again, it’s that much heavier. I think the band slayed that feel on the recording. The song kicks especially hard live so we’ve been having a lot of fun with it on the road.” -Taylor Scott