Scott Tournet Releases New Single “Hold Your Head Up High”

Scott Tournet delivered the second single, “Hold Your Head Up High,” from this forthcoming album due out in 2023. The new number was inspired by tunes produced at Stax and Muscle Shoals studios in the ’60s, and works as a nod to the golden age of R&B and soul.

“The first music I fell in love with was on a soul/R&B compilation cassette tape I had when I was 10 years old,” Tournett offered through a press release, referencing his spark of inspiration from the effervescent music scene. , which has been coupled with traces of Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix and Beck on the new track.

“Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Clarence Carter, that music made me feel so good and hopeful. There is unbridled optimism in many of those songs. When I got older, I found out that the two house bands at Stax and Muscle Shoals were integrated, which was pretty rare and progressive in those days. That made me like it even more”, continues Tournet.

Lyrically, “Hold Your Head Up High” is like a bottled sun, offering rays of light to its listeners. “I needed to write something to cheer people up. I needed to write something to get up. The last few years have been hard for everyone. I started listening to uplifting music on purpose as I was feeling depressed from all the negative news bombarding my phone every day. It started working and I started to feel more hopeful. I realized it was time for me to be part of the solution instead of just pointing out the problems.”

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Known as a founding member and music director of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, frontman for Elektric Voodoo, as well as a mixing and sound engineer, Tournet has exemplified many roles in the music industry ahead of the imminent release of the new music collection. . The veteran guitarist previously released the first song from the upcoming LP, “Fever,” which features Tournet alongside his new quartet, Bronson Hoover (keyboards), Jeff Reed (bass) and Ricky Wise (drums).

Tournet also shared that on Thursday, May 11, he will perform at the 8×10 in Baltimore. The show will mark the first live appearances of the leader and his new foursome. To buy tickets for the next concert, follow this link.

Listen to “Keep Your Head Up,” below.

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