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Scarlet Parke Dazzles Us With Her New Hit Single, “Scissors”

Scarlet Parke is a star on the rise. Originally from Seattle, Washington, the songwriter, and producer is often described as the perfect blend of two musical powerhouses: Amy Winehouse and Ariana Grande.

She has been named as an artist to watch by Refinery 29, Seattle Times, Seattle Refined, Revolt TV, and Voyage LA. She has showcased her talents alongside major artists such as Miguel (Upstream Festival 2017), Lizzo (Capitol Hill Block Party 2019), JP Saxe (Chop Suey 2019), and Bon Entendeur (The Echo 2020).

In her most recent creative endeavor, her upcoming EP' DreamGirl,' listeners get to hear a different side of Parke. Parke herself said, "This album changed my life. It's extremely personal and pushed me to dive into places I didn't want to go emotionally.

Like many, the pandemic turned my entire life upside down - I lost my relationship, my job, and my stability. I wanted to rebuild my life to be exactly like I wanted, no more settling or excuses. I wanted to become my own "DreamGirl." Scarlet's most recent single, "Scissors," is an exciting look into what we can expect from her EP.

Proving to be a master of melodies on "Scissors," with her captivatingly charming voice, Scarlet exceptionally and seamlessly flows gracefully over this bop of a record. Her tone is absolutely dazzling. It's jazzy, poppy, dreamy, and soulful. "Time to cut you off – somebody brings me the scissors!" Scarlet's witty wordplay and relatable lyrics give an edge to the romantic yet rebellious record.

With its cinematic melodic elements, catchy and bright production, and Scarlet's undeniably beautiful voice, we have "Scissors" on repeat, giving us the proper energy we need to take on the day.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Scarlet Parke, and congratulations on your new hit single, "Scissors." We adore the bright energy that emanates from this record. Can you please tell us a little bit about the moment that sparked "Scissors" to be created?

Yes! Thanks, it's one of my favorite songs of mine. I wrote Scissors right when the pandemic hit, and my partner and I decided to go our separate ways. I ended up having to quarantine with my ex for a few weeks, and it was super uncomfortable. I ended up cutting my hair because of the stress and wrote the song shortly after that.

What advice do you have for someone who's in a toxic situation? Who knows they should cut ties with someone or something but can't seem to make that first step?

I think the most important step to cutting someone off is letting them know why you're doing it, so there aren't loose ends and reasons for them to talk badly about you (no guarantees that they won't, though)! At the end of the day, your life will remain negative if you hang around negative people, so it's best to cut them out, deal with the pain, and move on to more positive experiences.

Our first time hearing "Scissors" reminded us of our first time hearing Estelle on "American Boy." Your style is unbelievably refreshing. Who are some of your major musical influences?

Omg, thank you!! That's a huge compliment. I love her! I draw most of my influence from Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Lily Allen, and John Mayer.

You mentioned that many pieces in your life had to fall apart in order for "DreamGirl" to come together and be created. Can you tell us a little bit about your musical journey and how your sound and outlook have evolved with this new EP?

I've been searching for 'my sound' for years, and it wasn't until 2020 when I was stripped of the ability to collaborate, that I needed to learn how to produce and create the sound I was hearing in my head but could never describe. I produced the opening track on the album Milk and Honey,' and I'm so excited to continue honing my producer skills. The future is looking very dreamy!

What's next for you?

I'll be releasing a fully self-produced project in a couple of months! I feel like I've arrived and found my confidence. I'm excited to see where this new road takes me.

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