Two years after the release of her celebrated solo debut album, Heed the Call -Dais Records, Scout Paré-Phillips follows up with the hauntingly proud stream of consciousness Door Left Open, written while on tour in the U.S. and abroad.
Her solo career follows an illustrious foundation as a trained opera singer as well as songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and backing balladeer for the Baltimore based, post-punk/country act, The Sterling Sisters.
While her contributions as vocalist and bass player helped to distinguish the Sisters as tightly-woven, yet dark and surreal Americana, Scout’s array of musical talents were ready to be unleashed with a solo effort.
Visiual artist, filmmaker, songwriter and vocalist, Scout’s force-of-nature quality and vocal control fuse to form a modern-day Joni Mitchell, equally as worthy of her folk-singer status.
Her talent stems from professional training combined with a natural ear and affinity for unique and alternative instrumentation. Using autoharp and baritone guitar, along with an aptitude for storytelling, Scout’s songs harken a modern, dark yet feminine version of some of history’s most revered acoustic legends, such as Leonard Cohen and Sibylle Baier,
as well as prolific and poetic lyricists like Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard and Diamanda Galas.
Always one to spot the most unique talent, Jack White -The White Stripes/Third Man- recruited Scout to accompany him on Lazaretto as well as star in his new video, Would You Fight For My Love? Her latest autobiographical songs have been collected into her new record entitled “Door Left Open” to be released on Dais Records on February 24, 2016. Crashing crescendos of guitar, percussively strummed autoharp, cello and keyboards, combined with acoustic and electronic percussion by longtime musical collaborator, Emil Bognar-Nasdor -Dawn of Humans, Røsenkopf, provide a lush backdrop befitting Scout’s torch songs of raw emotion and compliment the rich timbre of her classically-trained voice, redefining the genre of “folk singer.”