Rootstime Belgium has this to say about Kaleidoscope
The global corona pandemic has meant that we have all had to find an alternative solution to meaningfully spend the unexpected and far too long isolation period. It was a big problem for musicians that they could no longer do performances, which meant that they lost contact with their audience. On the other hand, the ample surplus of time also offered opportunities to intensively compose and come up with new songs and / or a new record.
Singer Hilary Scott – her real name is Hilary Renee Helm, but she chose the name Scott after the sudden death of her eponymous brother – is from Harstine Island, Washington, and she has used that abundance of free time to recreate five of her older songs. to be recorded in a remastered and remixed version that she collected on the EP “Kaleidoscope”, which will be released at the end of June 2021.
She has already recorded and released a dozen albums in recent years, so it was not that difficult to select five songs from the wide range of songs for this mini album. Hilary Scott is a classically trained instrumentalist who can play piano, keyboards, guitar and violin and with her sweet-voiced voice she also has no problem singing her self-composed songs. Producer Matt Wilder co-wrote four of the five songs and also played on guitars and piano for this record recording, while Gary Lunn on bass, Jerry Kimbrough on guitars and Lonnie Wilson on drums for additional instrumentation in the Nashville recording studio and Franklin, Tennessee have taken care of it.
The five songs that were revisited for this record are four songs composed for the first time in 2011 by Hilary Scott together with Matthew Wilder, John Goodwin and Angela Kaset for a songwriting project: “Just A Shame”, “Almost Home”, ” Too Much Is Not Enough “and” Free Country “. The fifth track is the song “And Just”, dating back to 2010, which is our favorite song from this album and which won several “awards” in 2010. Finally, a little fun fact: Hilary Scott writes her name with one “L” to make the distinction between her and the two “LL” -beared Hillary Scott, the singer with the American country band “Lady Antebellum” from Nashville.
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