Bill Scorzari, known for a sound that’s at times gritty and raw, has just released his third album. He says of the record, “During the past three years and beyond, I found myself in a place that demanded prolonged introspection and profound healing to be able to navigate through and journey past. This record is a journal of some of the lessons and discoveries that I’ve encountered along the way.”
Scorzari is a former New York trial lawyer, who has become a full-time musician in recent years. His songs center on the experiences of the human condition, and his lyrics offer a poetic grace mixed with melancholy and hope. DittyTV Senior Editor Tim W. Jackson touched base with Scorzari to talk about his new project in this 5 Questions segment.
4) One song I have to ask about is “Yes I Will,” which, for those who haven’t heard it, we’ll just say is not your average Americana song. What can you tell us about the recording of that song?
I wrote that song after spending about a year and a half mostly just hiking for the better part of those days. I would set out early each morning and would make notes of whatever thoughts came to me, that I felt were worth remembering. At one point I sat down and turned some of those thoughts into verses that fit the rhythm of the music that came to me. The music is a repeated progression of four chords that I felt carried the emotional content of those thoughts. In the studio, Neilson was the only one who had heard the demo of the song before we recorded the track for this record. For everyone else that performed it in the studio, I just briefly showed them the four chords and asked them to play along to them for about 11 minutes. And that’s what we did. Just one time. What you hear on this record when you queue up “Yes I Will,“ is the first and only take we recorded. To me, that really speaks to the talent of all of the musicians that played on this record. They completely captured the essence of the lyrics and the music on the very first time around without ever having heard any of it before. It was an amazing and incredibly profound experience.