SoundBytes: Put on “The Mask” This Black Friday with Scotty Seed

Scotty Seed’s latest album – Hallow’s Eve – is a pop, rock, electro, and dubstep mashup. Scotty considers himself a musical chameleon and this album is evidence of that fact. With musical idols like Bowie, Madonna, Depeche Mode, and Marilyn Manson, he consider “genre” to nothing more than a suggestion and refuses to place his music in any such box. One this is for sure, the album is most certainly offbeat, unique, and generally creepy in ton. And, despite Halloween being in the rearview, creepy tunes certainly have their place year round.

The lead single from the album is “Hallow’s Eve” and is accompanied by a bizarre music video, but it’s the album’s third track that has really caught my ear. An electro dance track about the masks we all wear, the song is more melodic than some of the album’s more experimental tracks and displays a strong vocal quality from Scotty.

Scotty is not just a musician, but a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights and mental health awareness. His own struggles and diagnosis have led him to value and speak up about not just his own rights, but the rights of everyone around him. He sees art as a safe space and continues to use his art as both an escape and a way to fight through subversive and powerful art.

Fans of The Prodigy, Manson, and NIN will certainly find something to feast on with Hallow’s Eve and Scotty’s discography, but fans of more traditional dance and pop music will mine a few gems, too. Check out more of Scotty’s tunes at his website or on Spotify.

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