Polly Scattergood returns with her signature blend of storytelling and sonic playfulness, whilst spinning an enchanting web of sound, taking inspiration from the outer edges of the universe on her new single "In The Absence Of Light"
Polly Scattergood released her critically acclaimed fourth studio album In This Moment last summer to rave reviews across the board. Following the release of In This Moment, being unable to tour due to the pandemic, Polly instead retreated into her studio to begin writing again.
"I started writing last year with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Sonic Youth / Grinderman). I have known Jim for many years, and we had previously worked together in my studio in Camden. When lockdown came into place, we decided to do some virtual writing sessions, embracing technology and the newfound time that we both had on our hands due to not being able to tour. We would get together on a video call at midday and just keep the session running until we had a song. Glenn Kerrigan, my long-time collaborator, was also on hand to help us conjure up a sound from the outer edge of the universe. It was in one of our first virtual writing sessions that we came up with ‘In the Absence of Light’.”