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.
The first single, ALL I EVER KNEW is Lou celebrating the bittersweet joy of release from indoctrination listen BELOW:
According to Lou, the track is about ‘discovering that everything you thought you knew was bullshit – kinda like finding out the truth about Santa and working out where to go from there.’
The colossal bass and drums thunder from the get-go in a seductive amalgamation of brit-pop and big beat that somehow finds yet another gear in the powerhouse chorus to bring it on home.