top of page

Pippa Scott Teaches Us About The Importance Of Self In Her Debut Release, “What If?”

Pippa captivates us and leaves us longing for more.

Pippa Scott, a singer-songwriter, creates and exudes the perfect musical experience in her debut single, "What If."

Partnering with Chersea, Pippa brings a blended formula of the perfect pop, rock, and RnB soul. At the same time, she adds her own experiences that have the listener thinking about self-discovery, empowerment, and self-love in their own lives. This collaboration matches perfectly as their passions, talents, lyrics, and vocals bring this undeniable record to fruition.

Recognized at 16 years old on the BBC show "A Star For A Night," Pippa pursued her passion to study at Broadways "Circle in the Square Theatre School. Her singing skills had her honored with opera singer Leah Field in Vancouver, and she's now refining her skills with the legendary Chelsea Laing.

"What If" starts with a fantastic piano melody as Pippa talks about sensitive topics that have us on an emotional ride the whole way. She speaks about her mental and physical experiences and what she's learned from them so those experiences don't reoccur.

As we continue on Pippa's journey through "What If," her vocals tell a beautiful story like a brush helps paint an emotional piece of art. It moves freely and swiftly in a glowing ambiance. Pippa sings lyrics like: "I want you to keep my heart in mind." and "It never seems to be enough," which helps us see the emotional vulnerability from her, and in many ways, listeners can relate to that.

With this captivating, outstanding performance, Pippa Scott dares to be different. She wishes to take everyone who listens on a personal ride in her debut single, "What If," available on all major streaming platforms.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Pippa Scott! It's great to chat with you. How did this song come together, and what inspirations did you draw from when creating "What If?"

Great chatting with you too! I sat down with my writing partner (BC-based musician Chelsea), and we just started talking about themes that resonated with me. She would play some music and try and lean into the emotions we discussed until we landed on the song. I draw a lot of inspiration from artists that wear their hearts on their sleeves (Adele, Sara Bareilles, Alanis Morisette, to name a few). The song "What If?" speaks to wanting someone to show up for you in a particular way and believing that they can - but ultimately, for many reasons, they are just unable.

That frustrating sensation of feeling so close and yet so far. Then the progression to understanding that you are the one that can love and prioritize yourself and claiming that power back. I love the song from Frozen, "Show Yourself," where she finally realizes that it is her she has been waiting for and not someone else "Show yourself, Step into the power, Grow yourself into something new,

You are the one you've been waiting for all of your life." Such a powerful song because, from a young age, women are taught to believe that love comes externally through a man who will rescue and look after them. We get to take back the narrative in this way.

"What If" sends a powerful message to listeners; what would you say helps you on your journey to talk about feelings, emotions, and experiences that listeners can utilize in their everyday lives?

I am an open book by nature. Heart on the sleeve is how I deeply relate to others. Extending this into my music is a natural progression. For me feeling "seen" and "understood" in the music I listen to is a big part of why it resonates. I aim to do the same in my music.

When we push our emotions down, they tend to explode later. It is very therapeutic to express and share with others. I also have been in therapy since I could talk, haha! But in all seriousness, I saw a special of Brene Brown's where she spoke about the origins of courage coming from "Cor," which is the root of the word courage and the Latin word for heart. The more people who can speak openly from their hearts, the better the world will become. Vulnerability is the root of authenticity.

What was it like growing up for a young Pippa Scott? Did you always know you'd become an artist?

I was talking about this with a childhood friend. When I was my daughter's age (9), I would say singer if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I pursued this for a while, landing the BBC TV show "Star for a Night" at 16 and then training on Broadway in Musical Theatre in my early 20s at "Circle in the Square Theatre School." I then worked on the other side of the film industry in PR, agent work, and casting before returning to my first love - singing. It was a detour, but I needed to experience more of life before embracing myself as an artist!

As an artist, what part of creating challenges you the most?

Putting myself out there. As a society, we have become so used to being overly critical while hiding behind our screens. It is human nature to want to be accepted and appreciated, and it can be hard on your heart when others are unkind, even if you know it is to be expected. Showing up as the real you and not hiding behind some mask means that no stage persona separates you from cruel words, but I still wouldn't have it any other way. Those are the artists I admire and need the most when I listen to music! Helping others to feel less alone.

What's next for you?

Continuing to work on developing new material with Chersea. I have a cover coming out in September and another original song later this year. I will also go into the recording studio to work on my third song. It is early days, but I am excited to see where this journey will take me and the people I will meet along the way!


bottom of page