Scott Valentine Presents
Scott Valentine Presents
Scott wrote, performed, recorded, produced, designed and printed the album entirely on his own over a two year period. It’s a culmination of the pains and heartaches of his past and his hopes and dreams for the future; a document of the peaks and valleys of human drama, as seen through his own life experiences. Seasons consists of 4 CDs (one disc each for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) and 1 DVD (Seasons: A Film Journey). 57 songs span across the four seasons, representing a young man’s expanding consciousness through his journey of mortality. The companion DVD, Seasons: A Film Journey, is a visual representation of the album realized in a well crafted, stylish, and professional short film.
An extended, four-song, concept music video shot in HD. Valentine creates an intensely personal feeling with his music that truly penetrates the heart and soul, generating astoundingly beautiful music. With an uncanny sense of melody, Scott's rich and soulful voice reveal an old-soul with a wisdom beyond his years. Accompanying his soaring baritone is a five-string, open tuned rhythmic guitar style all his own. His songs have an immediate sense of honesty and clarity that's all but lost in much of today's music.
His natural and effortless folkiness somehow make him impossibly real and familiar, like an old friend delivering a message of hope that's hard to ignore. As a young man, Valentine stumbled upon "Ishmael"; a wondrous little book that ultimately changed his life. Inspired by the book and its message, Scott decided to send a letter to the author, Daniel Quinn, explaining the impact his writing had on him. "One month later, I received a phone call from Daniel inviting me to join he and his wife at their home in Houston, Texas. I accepted without hesitation and proceeded to spend the following six months with him engaged in dialogue and discussion, becoming some of the most cherished and inspired times of my life." Unbeknownst at the time, the experience provided Scott with a great spiritual strength he would later rely on to see him through the difficult times that lay ahead. Three months after returning home, Scott's only brother, Paul, was killed outside of a late-night fast food restaurant. "While this tragedy is the greatest I've experienced, it is indeed a microcosm of the conflicts faced by others throughout the world each and every day.
The loss of my brother has given me a strength to share the feelings, concerns, doubts and ideas that I believe many people hold close to their hearts." "I believe the power of music can create change and push our societies further along in a journey of cultural evolution. I dream of witnessing firsthand the influence of honesty in modern music as it becomes less about the celebration of greed, sex and the accumulation of wealth, and more about people learning, growing, changing, and adapting to the trials of life with balance, respect and understanding." On Tuesday March 24th, Valentine will be releasing one song a week as a free download on his website, doing so each week for a full year, 57 songs in total. The newly launched website will feature new content every week with discussions behind each of the songs, live video performances, and lyrical short films. "I hope Seasons can offer comfort and hope to people who desire something more from their life. I believe that hope does exist and is alive and well, burning just beneath the surface, even if the majority of the music industry has stopped looking to find it.” Hope. Love.
Truth. Redemption. Scott Valentine Presents...Seasons. www.scottvalentinepresents.com Recommended for fans of Eddie Vedder, Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, Damien Rice, and Iron & Wine. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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