Artist Interview: “Sunshine” by Scott Klein

Q: We know that “Sunshine” is about an ex-lover, but what is your metaphor for sunshine, since it is repeated so beautifully in the chorus?

SCOTT KLEIN: Sunshine was my ex -lovers nickname, as if I’m calling her name out.




Q: When did you start writing music?

SCOTT: I started writing music about 3 years ago seriously, but I have been writing songs since I was 19, and it took me a long time to realize it could be a direction.

Q: We notice your song is inspired by the Canadian prairies, Where was your current project recorded?

SCOTT: My current project was recorded in Saskatoon SASKATCHEWAN Canada, in the Skull creek studios, produced by myself and Aspen Beveridge.



Q: If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to the next musical generation, what would it be?

SCOTT: Write songs, and keep writing songs because it’s the base of everything and it’s the purest form of what you need to continue. listen to yourself and be committed.



Q: What is your top five favorite songs of all time? Why those songs?

#1 The End – The Doors
#2 Kathleen – Townes Van Zandt
#3 Dirt – the Stooges
#4 – Red House – Jimi Hendrix
#5 working class hero – John Lennon
#6 devil got my woman – Skip James
#7 Venus in furs – The Velvet underground, Nico
#8 Southern Man – Neil Young
#9 San Francisco Good times – Gold Star
#10 Big River – Johnny Cash
#11 See that my grave is kept clean – Bob Dylan
#12 Sugar Man – Rodriguez
Honorable mention Karen Dalton, Eric Burton, The Beatles, and Guy Clark

I can narrow it down to 12 but it doesn’t even scratch the surface, and they’re in no particular order either, the reason I chose these songs is because they feel like they are not of this world. And all have gotten me through tough times.



Q: What does your music say about you?

SCOTT: It says everything and nothing about me at the same time.
Nothing because it’s not me writing the songs it’s the creative force or muse trying communicate itself through me.
And everything because I am the specific vessel it’s being communicated through.




Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich





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