With a series of unique and addictive indie-pop singles to her name, Lola Scott is proving herself as a creative force in Sydney’s music scene. The classically trained guitarist is a self-proclaimed band-geek gone rogue, who has transitioned from touring internationally as a session musician, to relentlessly unleashing her solo project on the world. Scott will release her debut EP, 1/4 Life Crisis, in 2021 with the first preview arriving in the form of an evocative music video for lead single “The Eviction Song.”
“The Eviction Song” is a perfect distillation of everything there is to love about Lola Scott. Her cheeky, sarcastic lyrics unfurl a story of misty nostalgia, combining effortlessly warm and luscious alt-pop vocals with experimental, synth-driven production. Of the EP and first single, Scott offers, “The 1/4 Life Crisis EP is a biographical recount of events that happened in my life after getting out of a long term relationship and moving back into a shared house full of benders. Earlier this year my housemates and I were evicted from that house. We’re not sure what for but can only assume all the house parties and noise complaints didn’t help. When I wrote ‘Eviction Song’ it was my 6th move in the last four years (add another 2 moves since then). My 1/4 life crisis has taught me that there aren’t many stable things in life other than those ride or die friendships that feel like family (+family). The more emotional breakdowns we faced together as housemates, the closer we got to each other and luckily the eviction did not kill our friendships. And a couple of us have found a new place to continue the benders that probably got us kicked out in the first place. You can never please everyone so just treat people right and enjoy the time you get to spend with your close friends.”
Beginning to play guitar and write songs at the age of eight, Lola Scott was spending lunchtimes in the music rooms for the majority of her school life. This dedicated honing of her musical craft over the years eventually led to her attaining a Bachelor’s degree in guitar, and Scott subsequently began her career as a session musician playing in friends’ bands throughout University, even landing a European tour with Asta and The Kava Kings.
Since the launch of her solo project in 2018, Scott has consistently delivered highly-praised singles, releasing three hook-laced singles in 2019, including “Crowded Conscience” and “Cyclone Weather,” with triple j-favorite “Take Me Back” arriving at the start of 2020. Evoking comparisons to alt-pop trailblazers Maggie Rogers, Wolf Alice, Rex Orange County, and King Princess, Scott has cemented a truly original sound and is building a notable reputation in the Sydney music scene.