Check out our track premiere ‘Measure Up’ by new Aussie singer Lou Scarrs. Lou Scarrs’schedule for his former musical project looked like a young musician’s dream come true: Glastonbury in the UK, check. SXSW in the US, check. Australian Festivals Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out and Golden Plains, check. With all this, spurred on by substantial Triple J airplay, it seemed like he had it made.
But the passion was gone and so he left it all behind. Holing himself up in his Melbourne bedroom, Lou started from scratch creating a new sound combining hip hop drums with his garage rock roots.
Lou enlisted fellow Aussie, producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) to help shape the songs and sound, resulting in LOU SCARRS’ forthcoming EP.
‘Measure Up’ is my pep talk track, my ‘get up off the canvas and keep truckin’ track. I wrote the chorus on the walk home from a footy match and built the track from there. My producer Oscar and I both thought this one should sound big; I think we met the brief. Even though I wrote it, there’s a line in the track that still cracks me up: “don’t bring a butter knife to a gun fight.” When I sing it I always think of that scene in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy shoots a guy with a sword who’s pulling all these threatening and fancy moves – good advice really.”
Listen to ‘Measure Up’ BELOW: