Contemporary Glasgow singer-songwriter Scott McWatt released his brand-new single, Where We’ll Be, on Friday, 28 May. A motivating upbeat song that hooks the listener in from the first listen, Where We’ll Be is packed with memorable lyrics and a catchy refrain. Scott spoke with The Fountain about how the single has been received, plans for later in the year, and his favourite venues to play live.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Where We’ll Be?
Yeah, the reception has been great. The track has a bit more of a pop feel compared to my previous releases and the rest of the tracks on the album I have coming out towards the end of this year but it’s been really good fun to explore a slightly different sound with this single.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A Motown inspired pop track with a touch lyrical stoicism by a Glaswegian romanticising encounters with a barmaid who worked in the bar where he played.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Once the single comes out there is another one due in July which I am extremely excited about. Then from there, depending on what the world looks like, maybe a tour or two and the full album coming out towards the end of the year.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Besides playing Jinty McGuintys in Ashton lane where the song is set, in terms of hometown shows probably the garage or St Luke’s in Glasgow then further afield probably the Rockwood Music Hall in New York or Roisin Dubh in Galway. I’m honestly just excited at the thought of playing to an audience again, I would just be so grateful to be playing to real people in a room! I miss that connection, I just can’t wait to tour and play these new songs for everyone.