I believe my music is unlike any other. I’ve asked others–even radio personalities–to tell me who/what I sound like, no one can come up with any other bands to compare my music to. The closest resemblances are Sarah McLachlan and Enya, but in a more synthesized way.

Episode #594: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/05/31/episode-594-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

 

Jacqueline Jax logo photoInterview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio

Artist: Coco Scott

Song name: Truth About You

Music Genre:: Pop, Acoustic Pop
Catching a lover in the act of cheating and getting over him one last time.

I believe my music is unlike any other. I’ve asked others–even radio personalities–to tell me who/what I sound like, no one can come up with any other bands to compare my music to. The closest resemblances are Sarah McLachlan and Enya, but in a more synthesized way.

I like that my sound is unique, and I really want it to remain that way. I am unique, and I have my own perspective on life and love. I’d like to share with the world my most original self through the music I create.

How do you think this release represents your current direction..
Yes, I do. There are elements of pop, acoustic pop, and singer-songwriter–all of which I enjoy writing. I’d like to amp up my pop side a little more, but I like having a balance. I like, for example, to break up an album pop songs with a solo piano piece or an acoustic guitar piece. It adds an element of sincerity, a vulnerability that can be lost on an all-pop album.

Creating Music…
When I write, arrange, do *all the things* I allow the creativity to lead itself. I go with its flow and listen for that ‘yes’ moment that tells me I’m on the right track. Then, once I’ve found the sweet spot, I try not to get in the way of that synergy until the song is finished.

Every song has its own voice, so I listen for that voice and let it be exactly that without imposing on it what I think it should be. This way the music flows THROUGH me in a real and authentic way, and I can be proud knowing I helped it to breathe. Making music is very emotional for me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

When I set out on my mission to record my first album, I built a recording studio in my home. I learned as much as I could about different DAWs, equipment, and of sized it up to what I was willing to spend. Being a beginner, my objective was to put together something simple but effective and easy to use. (Here’s a secret: I used an older version of Garageband for my first album. I’ve since upgraded to Logic Pro X, but I’m grateful to have learned on a program that was “easy” to use.)

In terms of collaboration, I didn’t want any for my first album. I wanted it to be the purest version of myself artistically that it could be. Thus, when I was recording the album at Blue Coast Records in San Francisco with Cookie Marenco, I wanted the final product to not only resemble the demos but to be the best version of the demos. And they pretty much were.

How do you stay focused and balance creating with life..
My husband–who is retired–is so excited for me to be living my dream and is completely supportive of what I need to do each day to accomplish success in the business. I try to keep my working hours regular so that we can maintain a bit of a routine each day. But if I’m working on a song that excites me creatively, I have total freedom to follow that creativity where it leads, even if it takes me into the night. We have simplified our lives so as to make my music career a priority, and we have structured it (loosely) to give us flexibility and allow creativity to flow naturally.

 

What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking
Write original music–no exceptions. Sing cover songs to learn from them—song structure, chord progressions, moods, but write your own songs for an album. It’s one of the best ways to be remembered and carve out your own voice and vibe. Plus it’s an irreplaceable confidence booster to have someone say they loved a song that you not only sang but wrote.

I live in…
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you exactly where I live because of a serious stalking incident.

In general terms, however, the music scene here is very limited. Very few venues pay artists to perform. The venues doing exceptionally well bring in musicians to play for a fee but then never ever pay them. The venues doing poorly don’t bring in any musicians because they can’t afford to pay them and/or they feel that having live music won’t enhance their bottom lines.

Having said that, I’ve taken to online promotion, radio play, and artist features/spotlights to assist me in getting my music in listeners’ headphones. So far it’s working well!

Website & social media links: 
http://cocoscottmusic.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/cocoscottmusic/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/thecocoscott

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/thecocoscott/

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-coco-scott-b010141a/

Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnzbtzoyZjwFdCMR7I6fQog/videos?view_as=subscriber

Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com.mx/thecocoscottmusic/pins/

CD Baby
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/cocoscott

Blue Coast Music
https://bluecoastmusic.com/coco-scott/smolder#.Wfqiy3ZryM8

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smolder/id1287843749

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Smolder-Coco-Scott/dp/B0761LQWF8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509597968&sr=8-2&keywords=coco+scott

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/1Nx2aMVEf1F1LYfkv1Nyt7?si=YtRLt5OFSd6DRvsZjUzilQ