Sometimes, you miss those natural poets like McCartney and Petty. Martyn Scott makes you hopeful for the next generation of melodic poets. There are songs that require layers via musicality, and some that have it due to honest writing. This particular track has the heart inking its soul. His latest release is called Lazy Days and Lullabies.
This song is a part of the triple A side, with this being the title track. Simple melodies flow into each other, arpeggios that sing. What populates the thought is Martyn Scott’s enchanting vocals, just a man with a guitar. Whether you hear this track live or not, you know that the message is rooted in honesty. You are enamoured by this romantic, who knows the equal balance of instrumental or lyrical brilliance to showcase.
A memorable track is often shaped by the memorable tune with that Venn Diagram of well crafted lyrics. A few lines in, you’ll realize a song like this has all those elements and more. Reaching the chorus, you’re always taken aback with what that minor chord transition does and how powerful a projection it makes. Though I hadn’t taken a look at his Spotify page, I did eventually and saw how much The Beatles had shaped his perspective on music. The McCartney comparison came full circle.
Though most of the music on Yesterday was reprised versions of The Beatles, the sentiment is still projected with a song like this. This and Captain Fantastic are two movies where I could see this song work effortlessly for the scenes. His 2021 album Maybe Just Maybe is a great listen, and the 2 singles he released before this one. Make sure you follow Martyn Scott for soulful, honest music!