Scout shares nostalgic new synth-pop number 'Rather Be Blind'

Credit: Rory Cole

Combining the moody electro-based soundscapes of CHVRCHES with the addictive, indie-pop energy of MUNA – Enfield-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Scout offers a masterclass in synth-pop on new single 'Rather Be Blind'.

Spilling with 80's soaked synth lines and a strong sense of intimacy, the juxtaposition of bouncing, uplifting rhythms and Scout's tender, evocative vocals elevates the track way beyond the synth-pop we're so used to hearing – effortlessly telling a story of nostalgia while creating a dream-like atmosphere which lingers in the mind for hours after listening.

Of 'Rather Be Blind', Scout says, “I wrote this one over a beat I found on YouTube last year. It kinda lives in the same world as the other songs on the first Scout EP and is centered round moving back to North London/Enfield. I speak multiple languages and I heard this line that translated to “I rather be blind than see my life without you” and right away knew I wanted that line in a song. It worked out with the rest of the lyrics so I literally just took it and used it. The song's quite nostalgic, about situationships and not realising what you have until you no longer have it. I want Scout to make people feel a little less lonely in their human experience.”