“Arrows deserves to make Scattergood a star” – MOJO ****
Mute artist Polly Scattergood will release her second album Arrows on 21October 2013. Written in London, France, Berlin and Norfolk, Arrows features Polly Scattergood’s signature blend of storytelling and soul-searching, but also looks outwards and heavenwards, spinning an enchanting web of sonic playfulness while stretching for new skylines.
“This album was my ‘arrow’ — pointing me in the right direction after I was lost for a while. This feels like where I want to be as an artist.“ Polly Scattergood
The album’s lead track and second single Cocoon will be released via Mute on 4 November. The video for Cocoon was directed by the award-winning Madrid-based video collective NYSU; this is the second video they have directed for Polly having cemented the relationship on the Wanderlust video shoot.
Cocoon can be viewed here:
Bursting from the “cocoon” of the studio, Polly is also spreading her wings live, but “things have changed a bit,” she affirms: “With the old songs, I had to adopt characters. The big costumes gave me courage to get onstage. I remember gluing bits of diamantes onto feathers for weeks before a gig. Now I’m more confident in the sounds and in myself and where I am in my life. I’m very proud of what I’ve made.” Her dates continue with a show at Koko on 27 September
27 Sept – Club NME at Koko (with TedZed)