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Scott Spark launches new song (and app) at TEDx Sydney
Posted on 22 May 2014
Award-winning Australian singer songwriter Scott Spark launched his brand new single "TWO ALARMS" at the recent TEDx Sydney.
The first song taken from Scott's forthcoming album Muscle Memory (June 2014) was performed at his recent appearance at TEDx Sydney . "Two Alarms" features a clever video clip designed by Australian cartoonist and illustrator Oslo Davis (The New York Times/The Age and The Guardian) and animated by Flutter . An exclusive phone app (Apple and Android) which allows you to turn your phone into a bespoke Scott Spark alarm clock has also become available.
Scott sings about strategies for outsmarting death, love, wanderlust at Christmas time and life's variety of screw ups, while plinkering the keys of anything that has them. His sound has been described as threesome between Harry Nilson, Fiona Apple and ELO.
In 2010, Spark released his debut album Fail Like You Mean It; mixed by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine(Laura Veirs, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Spoon). Tracks gained spinson triple j and community radio stations countrywide, were named Single of the Week (Inpress, iTunes, Rage), and the album made it onto several Best of the Year lists (The Courier-Mail, Rave). He spent the rest of the year playing more than 50 shows throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, including residencies in Melbourne and Brisbane, a special performance at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), and tours with ARIA Award-winning artists Washingtonand Tim Rogers(You Am I).
In 2011, he received the prestigious Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship, enabling him to work on new material between Brisbane’s summertime floods and New York’s fall. Then in 2012, Scott recorded his sophomore album, Muscle Memory, in LosAngeles with US-based Australian engineer and sound producer Ben Tolliday, who’s worked on productions with Alanis Morissette, Wolfmother, the London Symphony Orchestra and Guy Sigsworth (Björk).
'Two Alarms' is the first single from Scott's sophomore album, Muscle Memory, out everywhere on June 13: http://www.itunes.com/scottspark
You can even grab the song's free iPhone app to wake you up each morning: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/two-alarms/id865913233?mt=8