Scott & Maria – All I Am (2020)

Expressing themselves in the purest and most innocent way, Brighton-based Scott & Maria share their own breed of folk music. Bringing together the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel with Joan Baez and Carol King, the pair drag 1970s folk to the 21st Century. Following their well-received singles ‘Animal’ and ‘Walk My Own Road’, the dynamic duo is gaining a global reputation for soothing melodies and engaging lyrics. The latest addition to their moving discography is the single ‘All I Am’.

In line with the soothing, languid and harmonic acoustic sound, Scott & Maria focus on the “here and now” in their new track ‘All I Am’. Released at the end of 2020, a year many would like to forget, the single encapsulates the need for love with a hint of whimsical nostalgia. Reflective and insightful, ‘All I Am’ is a conversation with oneself about being in love and feeling its empowering effects. However, while the charming lyricism contributes to the endearing concept, it is really the harmony of Scott and Maria’s vocals that make the song.

With their barebones, stripped-back acoustic approach, the UK-based pair embrace traditional “strumming a guitar in the middle of the forest” folk. While people can use powerful guitars and pounding drums as a means of expression, it is the simplicity of ‘All I Am’ that makes it a force to be reckoned with in its small way. Genuine, sincere and harmonic, Scott & Maria are onto a real winner with this upbeat but still haunting track.

For more from Scott & Maria check out their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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