London-based artist Scout dances back to the 80s in her new single and video “Rather Be Blind.” A progressive synthpop piece, “Rather Be Blind” is graced with the rhythmic sass of 80s dance music that yields a futuristic vintage feel. The track addresses taking things for granted and realizing their value when it’s too late. We all had those moments and could use “Rather Be Blind” to indulge in the nostalgia:
“I wrote this one over a beat I found on YouTube last year. It kinda lives in the same world as the other songs on the first Scout EP and is centered round moving back to North London/Enfield. I speak multiple languages and I heard this line that translated to ‘I rather be blind than see my life without you’ and right away knew I wanted that line in a song. It worked out with the rest of the lyrics so I literally just took it and used it. The song’s quite nostalgic, about situationships and not realising what you have until you no longer have it. I want Scout to make people feel a little less lonely in their human experience.”
The track is from Scout’s upcoming debut EP, which will be released later this year.