Take Back The Night was written and performed by Just Scott a musical genius hailing from the United States. Just Scott grew up in a musical family, he had the chance to watch his father play the guitar, and this really influenced his love for playing musical instruments.
During his college days he played in a band with his elder brother, his brother played the bass while he played the guitar. He started playing music in bands in 1998, but had to let go of the music as he was about to start a new family of his own.
Over a period of time, his love for songwriting was rekindled and this gravitated him towards getting into the studios again.
His new song Take back the nights was inspired by the current events in our world, Just Scott has carefully brewed the song to address what we need to do and all that was wrong in the world so that our children and grandchildren have this amazing planet to live on. The song is melodious and the lyrics are easy to understand and clear.
“It’s hard when you represent yourself. Getting heard by millions of people isn’t easy without a big budget and a label for advertising. Get a labels attention has been quite difficult.”
Just Scott addressed some of the difficulties in the music industry and hopes it gets better, more of these revelations were made during an interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh.
Get the full interview below while enjoying Take The Nights Back.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
I was playing show many years ago, and as I was being introduced, the MC asked me what I go by, and I said I’m just Scott… nothing fancy, just me. And he introduced me as Just Scott… I stuck with that forever.
Where do you find inspiration?
Mostly I write about my past experiences, and sometimes I channel other people’s lives and write about what I feel it must be like to be them. Recently for take Back The Night, I was inspired by current events and the news. It’s quite depressing to hear about how this world needs to be fixed so that it is still here for our children, grandchildren, and their families.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
My dad played the guitar, and music was always on in the house. My older brother by 5 years loved New Wave and rock music, so naturally that all stuck.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My dad has always sung and played guitar in our house growing up. My older brother and I formed a band while I was in college. He played the bass and I played the guitar.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Not one person, but my wife always listened and love my songs. She is always so supportive with my dreams.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Just watching my dad over the years. He would play and sing the Beatles all the time, and we had their complete sheet music book(before google). So I started to learn by watching him and playing the Beatles.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My first concert was Bryan Adam’s. My older brother took me with his girlfriend and their friends.
How could you describe your music?
Catchy, and something for everyone. Lyrics are strong, melody is generally up beat and happy, even if the songs are driving home important messages.
Describe your creative process
I usually start with creating a little tune on the keyboard, and then I generally take out the guitar to write the lyrics and figure out my chord progressions.
What is your main inspiration?
My wife always inspires me, but I often draw from past romantic experiences, first dates, going out with my friends as college students, and the world around me
What musician do you admire most and why?
U2 has always been my favorite band. Bono is just brilliant live, and the band as a whole write amazing songs. Their lyrics are always strong and their Melodie’s are often perfect. A band that has been around and stayed relevant through 6 decades has my complete admiration.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Oh yes. I began as a kid creating rock music on a four track I would writing about things such as a Cat dying, than I moved on to playing acoustic emo music, and now I am finally playing what I was meant to play. Synth heavy New Wave retro Synthpop.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t have competitors, there is room for everyone to be heard.
What are your interests outside of music?
I race paddle boards, play sports and video games with my kids, and just enjoy being a husband and a father on a daily bases.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Some other kind of creative job. Can’t be certain, but I really loved to draw as a kid.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
It’s hard when you represent yourself. Getting heard by millions of people isn’t easy without a big budget and a label for advertising. Get a labels attention has been quite difficult.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Some type of way to get indie artists into mainstream media.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Take Back The Night started out when my wife was FaceTiming with a good friend of ours, and she said those words about something, and I realized that they would be perfect for a song. Sure enough I was right. I began writing about all that is happening in the world right now, and realized that if we stand together as the human race, not as individuals, we may be able to help this crazy world that we live in… and Take Back The Night.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I just released a new song called Bad Guys on November 18th, and now I am back in the studio working on several songs to release in January.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
I do have plans to work with a few different musicians, and I am looking forward to Zak Vortex recording some guitars on my latest song.
What message would you like to give to your fans.
Thank you so much for all of your support! What started out as something I would dream about and do to relax, has now turned into much more because of the support I receive from my fans and followers. It means more than I could ever tell you.