Out Now: “Barstool Confessions” From Sophia Scott

>Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sophia Scott introduces her ‘Barstool Confessions: On Super8’ – a vulnerable video series that brings a new visual dimension to every song on her acclaimed debut album, BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS (EMPIRE). 

Out Now: "Barstool Confessions" From Sophia Scott
<strong>PHOTO CREDIT: CLAIRE SCHAPER</strong>

Delving deep into the openness that Scott brings to both her artistry and self-healing journey, ‘Barstool Confessions: On Super8’ unveils with the official music video for Track 1, the tongue-in-cheek What I’m Wearing Tonight.” Takingplace at her friend’s vintage clothing store, Apocalypse, in her hometown of Boulder, the CeCe Dawson directed clip shows off Scott’s goofy, yet confident spunk trying on different outfits like an old Mary Kate & Ashley movie.

Previewing the series, the soulful newcomer has already given a glimpse with the music videos for Boots, Jeans, & Jesus,” “Lipstick on You,” “No You Didn’t,” and Watering Roses,” with never-before-seen videos expected to drop bi-weekly. Filmed in her home state of Colorado, ‘Barstool Confessions: On Super8’ shines a light on Scott’s heart-forward inspiration for each song matched with a curated location, style, and setting. 

True to its title, BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS finds Scott sharing her story with a full-hearted intimacy and refreshing lack of inhibition. With the fearlessly candid songs, the Nashville-based artist opens up about some of her less-than-healthy coping mechanisms and documents a few of the rowdier moments on her way to heartbreak recovery. But thanks to the soulful sincerity and raw sensitivity of her songwriting — as well as her gift for making the specific feel so universal — BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS ultimately speaks to the unparalleled power of living your truth, owning your femininity, and rediscovering your confidence in the most unlikely places.

The follow-up to her acclaimed debut EP One Of These Days — a 2022 release praised by People, American Songwriter, and E! News, who deemed it an “emotional, fun, exploratory masterpiece” — BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS offers plenty of much-needed inspiration for overcoming post-breakup blues, even as Scott reveals the more painful aspects of reclaiming your independence. Along with “Watering Roses,” the album features the previously released singles “Boots, Jeans, & Jesus” (hailed by Holler as a “cheekily knowing celebration of all the ups and downs…”), “Lipstick on You” (lauded by MusicRow‘s DISClaimer as “[s]ultry and soul-tinged….Add some blues to your playlist with this dandy, stately lament”), and “No You Didn’t” (a stomp-and-clap anthem spotlighting Scott’s singular mix of humor, heart, and good-natured bravado as she takes all the shame out of post-party remorse). Recorded in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Vail, Colorado, the album brings Scott’s whip-smart and self-aware songwriting to a one-of-a-kind sound perfectly suited to a lifelong musician inspired by such eclectic genres as ’90s Country-Pop, throwback Soul music, and Southern Rock.

ABOUT SOPHIA SCOTT: 
Based in Nashville but raised in Colorado, Sophia Scott has blazed her own bold trail to Country stardom. With a rare gift for raw yet exquisitely detailed storytelling — and a one-of-a-kind sound infused with elements of Southern Rock, Pop, R&B, and Soul — the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has amassed over 102 MILLION career streams and drawn nearly ONE MILLION monthly listeners to date. Growing up in Boulder, she took up piano and guitar as a child and soon started composing songs of her own, then further developed her unforgettably candid songwriting voice upon kicking off her music career in Los Angeles. During her six years in L.A., Scott found early success with singles like 2018’s “White Fence” and 2019’s “Drink Too Much Wine” (both featured on coveted playlists like Spotify’s New Music Friday), but ultimately relocated to Nashville and immersed herself in sharpening her craft. A breakthrough year for Scott, 2021 brought such triumphs as opening for the Jonas Brothers, landing on an artists-to-watch list from People, and inking her record deal with EMPIRE Nashville. The fast-rising artist maintained that momentum throughout 2022, when she delivered her widely acclaimed debut EP One Of These Days — a six-song project that earned praise from American Songwriter, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, and CMT (who stated that “Nashville newcomer Sophia Scott proves she has a bright future ahead in the genre”) and explored such complex subjects as watching her loved ones struggle with addiction (on the fan-favorite “Side Effects”). Along with signing a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Ross Golan’s Unknown Music Publishing in 2022, Scott celebrated the release of her debut album BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS (EMPIRE) with her bucket list debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

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