Hudson Scott has been a backing musician for Foals, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Petite Noir, and now the London-based Oxford native is releasing his debut solo single “Clay.” Beginning serene and slow, the song creates a grand ambiance and maintains it throughout, molding into a jazzy, artfully sculpted track with shades of Berlin-era Bowie. While a danceable bassline flirts with guitar over twinkling percussion, Scott’s unique, soothing voice details a relationship that has shaped him as a person. As the song builds to a focus on the guitar’s transformative sound, the intricate production creates an expansive feeling that could fill a wide open space. Listen below.
“Clay” is available now at iTunes. Scott plays The Nines in London’s Peckham neighborhood on 3/24.