In advance of the release of Hilary Scott’s (that’s Hilary with one “L”) new album Kaleidoscope, fans have a preview through the release of “Almost Home”, one of the album’s tracks that captures the essence of Scott’s voice, which has been described as “absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness” (producer Euro Ferrari). “Almost Home” is just one of the gems on Kaleidoscope, an album that captures a soundscape ranging in variety from the feel of a romantic-movie-soundtrack to a thrilling dance club track.
“Almost Home” was one of four songs that resulted from a co-writing project that included producer Matthew Wilder, Nashville songwriters Angela Kaset and John Goodwin, and Hilary herself. Angela was at that time with Ten-Ten Music, and is known for writing hits for many artists, including Lorri Morgan’s, “Something in Red”. John Goodwin co-wrote songs for the Crazy Heart movie soundtrack with Jeff Bridges. When their songwriting forces combined, great things happened. This album also includes the award-winning song And Just, written by Hilary alone.
“Almost Home” was co-written by Hilary Scott (Hilary Renee Helm), Angela Faith Kaset, and Matthew Lawrence Wilder, and calls to mind the soaring emotions of new love. The writers reached their goal of creating a pop-oriented, TV/film soundtrack style, big-radio-style tune. Hilary Scott’s vocals are backed up by some of Nashville’s finest musicians: Gary Lunn (Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Montgomery Gentry) on bass, Jerry Kimbrough (Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap) on guitars, Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts) on drums, and Matt Wilder on guitars, keys, and drum programming. Almost Home retains the signature sounds of Scott’s lyrical and melodic approach, amplified to a stunning degree by Wilder’s fantastic production.