Lola Scott’s “Take Me Back” is a blissful fusion of alt and indie pop. The Australian singer premiered the song on Triple J just over a week ago and it’s sounding amazing. Her tone is angelic as it floats across the relaxing piano verse segments. The song progresses perfectly with added drums and harmonies chiming in as the hook approaches. The hook doesn’t disappoint with a whole ensemble and her catchy melodies.
Lola tells us about the song:
“I wrote Take Me Back in the perspective of being at the end of a long term relationship & reminiscing on when you first met and how easy it is to dive into something new with no fears & no walls up. Especially with those big loves of your life its easy to throw logic & overthinking out the window when you start seeing someone without being prepared to work through the struggles that most people face when a relationship gets more serious.
In the second verse I skip to the present when I was writing the song and the relationship was hanging on by a thread & I’d lost sight of myself. I found myself holding onto the feelings of nostalgia from the start of the relationship instead of letting go even though it had evolved into something toxic for both of us. Writing these types of songs helps me regain perspective of how I’m really feeling.”
Putting herself in different times of her love really provides unique perspectives of her angle of the scenario. She continues,
Take Me Back had been a unique writing process for me. I got to collaborate with a bunch of different people who are all close mates. I first wrote the rough harmony & melody just singing with my acoustic at home. It was one of those moments when you just word vomit out a song. Except most of the verses & outro where mumbles. I had the chorus & this recurring chant of ‘Take Me Back’ that kept circling my mind. I then worked on the song with my good mate Tim McArtney. We had some chats carving out the concept behind the song & trying to pry out what I was trying to express in the lyrics. We then produced the first version of the track together. After a while sitting on the song I took it to lord Jerome Blazé (who I went to highschool with)… I didn’t expect to change too much but then Jerome hit me with a game changer & flipping the harmony of the chorus. After we’d reproduced tmb, keeping all the original vocal takes &some of the stems & from the version with Tim, I took the track to Oscar Sharah (co-writer & co-producer of Heaven Knows) to play some live drums in & layer some percussion. To tie all of these stems together Joel Quartermain smashed out the Mix. I’ve work with all these talented producers on the reg individually so it was great to be able to bring them all in on this one.
Well hopefully this team keeps at it because they’ve created something special. Listen below!