There’s a new girl in town and she’s slowly making her way around the room with introductions, probably with a guitar swinging beside her.
Meet Scarlet Baxter, a London-based singer/songwriter with a raspy voice and soul-pop-rock sound (‘Sprock‘, I think was what Anastacia once called it. Look it up, it’s in Urban Dictionary and is, therefore, legit).
If sprock sounds like some sort of weird pet rock thing that really isn’t really a thing – take a listen to Scarlet’s debut single ‘Backsliding’. She does a much better job of conveying it than we do.
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The track sounds rather grown up and seedy with its lyrics about “whisky days and whisky nights”. But that kind of adds to Scarlet’s mystique, doesn’t it?
You can almost picture her in a smoky little bar like, ‘hey’…
Scarlet Baxter’s forthcoming debut EP Stuck features producers like John McLaughlin (who has worked with Busted), Jud Mahoney (who was worked with Michael Jackson and Dolly Parton), and Natalie DeLucia (who has worked with Britney Spears). Sounds like she’s in good hands.
The single ‘Backsliding’ comes out on 18 August.