Los Angeles Native Abbey Scott Releases New Single “Best Bad Idea”
Abbey Scott was born and raised in Los Angeles CA, who was raised in a musically inclined household. Abbey's Father was a songwriter himself and wrote songs for multiple popular songs including Air Supply-"Here I Am", Selena-"Where Did the Feeling Go?" off the Movie Soundtrack, Barry White, Art Garfunkel and many more of the great's. Abbey Scott has released her latest single “Best Bad Idea”, a Unique bubblegum-pop single with a cool edgy electronic vibe. The song immediately begins with Abbey’s metaphorical and analogical lyrics about a boy who she finds attractive and intrigued by, however she heard he’s bad news, yet she continues to still pursue him despite the flaws he has because she’s immensely magnetic to him and drawn by his bad behavior. "Best Bad Idea" has that risky and problematic energy to it that screams rebellion and the charismatic glorifying of the “bad boys”. Abbey Scott executed a fun and outgoing indie pop single that will translate well and become an easily digestible song for not only young teenage girls, but multiple people whose into the letting loose aesthetic this song projects. Her sound is similar to the rebellious pop sound Avril Lavigne had which stood her apart from the rest in the industry back then. This same effect will differentiate Abbey Scott from most!
Listen to “Best Bad Idea” and check out our interview with Abbey Scott below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Abbey Scott. I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area which makes me a unicorn or at leasts that’s what I’ve been told. I come from a Musical family as my father Norman Saleet wrote Top Songs for Air Supply “Here I am”, Selena “Where Did the Feeling Go” off the Movie Soundtrack, Barry White, Art Garfunkel and Many more. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to do music but I was extremely shy. I didn’t come out of my shell until College when I had to take a Speech course and let me tell you speaking in front of hundreds of people will make or break you. I just knew if I wanted to be in the Entertainment Business I would have to get over that fear and when I did things really started to come together for me. I dabbled in Acting getting a small role on the Soap Opera ’The Young and the Restless’ and even got into Hosting where I went on to cover hundreds of Red Carpets interviewing Major Celebrities from Bruce Willis to Betty White but Music was where my heart was and will always be. I started my Music career in my home studio recording demos with my dad and went on to release 2 Albums with various producers that have world-wide distribution and placements all over the world. My latest Album “Best Bad Idea” is my favorite yet and I am so excited to share it with the world.
Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
My Musical Career literally began like most bands in the garage. My dad who I often refer to as Norman built a home studio in our 3 part garage and we began writing and recording songs together. We must have recorded dozens of demos together developing my sound, technique and creating my Artistry. Norman is a songwriter not a professional producer so we knew we would have to eventually find a producer take on a project with me. I eventually went on to record my Debut Album “Turn it Up” then “Everything I Love is Killing Me” and my 3rd Album release is my latest and Greatest, “Best Bad Idea”.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Abbey Scott is my stage name since I was 16 years old. When I joined SAG I wanted to have simple name that I didn’t need to spell or pronounce and I was watching the classic movie “Notting Hill” with Julia Roberts and her character’s name is Anna Scott and I just knew then Abbey Scott is my Artist name. With that being said, It’s no longer my stage name, I am Abbey Scott.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes I write all my own music. My writing style is different than most as I am not a musician. From a very young age, I would write melodies and lyrics off the top of my head and put them on my tape recorder but when I tried playing an instrument I was only as good as a songwriter as I was a guitar or piano player & let me tell you, I was not very good. I am what you call a “Top Liner”, I write melody and lyrics to instrumental tracks and sometimes I come up with melodies off the top of my head as my dad always told me, your mind is an endless instrument. “Be My Somebody” was a hook I had stuck in my head for days I just kept singing it over and over until we went in the studio and put a track to the melody. It is the most thrilling thing in the world to create something out nothing, that's what I truly love about Songwriting.
We’re really into your new song "Best Bad Idea"! Can you tell us a bit about it?
This song is so much fun and so playful with an infectious melody and hook that gets everyone singing along to right away. I often play songs to my friends to test them out and I remember playing this song in the car and my friend Nichole said “Is this your new song? I LOVE IT”. She wanted a copy of it right away and that’s when I knew I should probably release this song as a Single. I actually released “Best Bad Idea” as just a Single and went on the following week to release my FULL Album. I called it my Secret Album because no one knew I was going to release a full 10 song Album.
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
My inspiration for Best Bad Idea came from seeing a lot of my girlfriends going out with the wrong types of guys that really only wanted one thing but them not caring because they were choosing to go out with guys knowing they didn’t want relationships and only wanted to hook up. It’s like “Hey you’re the Best Bad Idea I have tonight”. I sometime write songs from my perspective but other times I have so much fun putting myself in someone else’s shoes and getting into their thought process.
How did you select the title for the song?
We came up with the Title first. We built the song around ‘Best Bad Idea’ and we were just free talking about life and experiences and it just blurted out and we knew hit on something special. We created the track, song, lyrics, melody EVERYTHING around the title Best Bad Idea.
What are three things you’d love your fans to know about you?
I honestly just want my fans to know that I love creating music, its everything to me. I appreciate all their support and they are the reason I can continue making music and putting it out for the world to hear. There is nothing better than when someone tells you that something you created helped them through a hard time or made them feel an emotion whether it be happy or sad. I love music and I am beyond excited to share this Album with all my fans and hopefully make even more Abbey Fans. Join the AS Squad!!
Any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your performance?
I have no shows set up yet but Hotel Cafe and Peppermint Club have reached out about wanting to book me in the near future. I use to have a full band and we would play the LA Scene all the time but I haven't played out in a while. I have been mainly writing and recording in the studio and licensing my music for Film/TV. My live performance is so much fun, I love to have everyone dancing and having a good time. It’s all about the experience.
What’s next for Abbey Scott in 2019?
2019 is going to be an amazing year, we are going to continue to release new music, play some live shows, do some music videos and making sure everyone knows who Abbey Scott is. My dream is have to have my music play on a top Radio Station like KissFM or 97.1FM. I totally believe in manifesting things but also putting in the work, then things will really begin to come together.
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