Scout Gillett Announces Debut Album

Scout Gillett, has announced her debut album no roof no floor will be released on October 28, 2022 via Captured Tracks
Scout Gillett, has announced her debut album no roof no floor will be released on October 28, 2022 via Captured Tracks

Scout Gillett, has announced her debut album no roof no floor will be released on October 28th, 2022, via Captured Tracks. The news comes with a self-directed video for “signal” that follows Scout as a film noir-styled detective and a mischievous mime around her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. “I wrote this song when I was over-anticipating the outcome of a newly formed romance,” says Scout of “signal.” “I was searching for answers and looking for signals to affirm the love, rather than just letting go and letting things be.”

Of the video, she adds: “I chose to make the object of desire a sandwich rather than a lover…I wanted to channel the slapstick work of Charlie Chaplin. I never end up finding the sandwich, just the mime pretending to chow down. I think lightness is achieved by letting go and embracing uncertainty. As in the video, which ends in laughter and acceptance, there is joy in surrender.” Scout has also confirmed U.S. summer tour dates, including 3 hometown shows (Brooklyn’s TV Eye on 7/29, Sultan Room on 9/15, and The Broadway on 9/24) and a release day celebration at Union Pool. See below for a full itinerary of confirmed dates.

Following the sudden overdose of a lover in 2018 and the onset of the 2020 quarantine, Scout returned to Missouri in search of reprieve. Instead, she was dismayed to find that her hometown was suffering; friends and family members were caught in the grips of drug and alcohol addiction. “Nothing was as I’d remembered,” she says. “I felt homesick for a home that no longer seemed to exist.” She channeled her fears and frustrations, as she always had, into songwriting. “I meditated on surrender,” she says; “I recited the serenity prayer. I realized that I’d never be able to save anybody but myself.”

The resulting collection of songs was far more vulnerable than any of her previous work, but when Nick Kinsey (the album’s producer) called from his recording studio (The Chicken Shack in Stanfordville, New York) saying his friends Ellen Kempner (Palehound) and David Lizmi (MS MR) were interested in working on an album with her, Scout knew it was time to share it with the world. “I woke up and wrote ‘trust’ on my hand every day I was recording. I pushed myself to trust the unknown, and trust that I had a message I was ready to share with people.”

Recorded in a big wooden barn with the doors wide open, there’s a sense of spaciousness on no roof no floor befitting its title. The arrangements, too—which feature contributions from Kempner, Lizmi, and Kevin Copeland (The Big Net)—reflect Scout’s rural roots and her indie spirit; a fusion of upbeat, guitar-driven melodies and folk/country instrumentation like pedal steel, harmonica, and tenor banjo. All of these elements are underpinned by Scout’s signature soaring, velvet vocals and open-hearted lyricism – she sails from a hushed whisper to dulcet spoken word to a cathartic belt with ease.

Scout Gillett
no roof no floor
tracklist
Captured Tracks

1. lonesome dove
2. slow dancin’
3. no roof no floor
4. 444 marcy ave
5. signal
6. hush, stay quiet
7. mother of myself
8. strangers in silence
9. western eyes
10. crooked

Scout Gillett 2022 Live Dates:

07/29 – Brooklyn, NY – TV Eye+
08/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08/04 – Raleigh, NC – Longleaf
08/05 – Asheville, NC – Static Age
08/06 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
08/07 – Nashville, TN – East Room
08/08 – St. Louis, MO – The Sinkhole
08/09 – Davenport, IA – Racoon Motel
08/11 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
08/12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Beer Can
08/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Bronze
08/14 – Milwaukee, WI – House Show
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
08/16 – Louisville, KY – The Flamingo Lounge
08/25 – Queens, NY – Windjammer
09/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Sultan Room
09/24 – Brooklyn, NY – The Broadway
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool

+Headliner with JOSEPHINE, The Silk War, AMMO

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