Scott Hinkson (David Swiecicki)
It's been said in the music industry that you have your whole life to make your first record and six months to create your second. Now he's coming out with his third, One Beside Two, a reflection on his recent experience of loss, struggle and recovery.
As an independent artist with no boundaries, the pressure comes only from within; a pressure far grittier and focused than any outside influence. Particularly in the mind of Scott Hinkson - a true artist carved over time out of determination, passion and raw talent - an artist who is striving to trump himself with every project that enters his periphery.
"My goal is to become somewhat of a prolific artist, whether working on my own material or others, I'd like to be involved in a project every year or so," says Hinkson. "I do it because I love music and believe in the music that I am creating. The challenge is to bring to life the concept of a song that I have in my head, if not exceed it."
A producer who mixes and engineers his own projects and other artists, Hinkson's vision has always been on his own songwriting and performing career. Blending intuitive alternative rock with clever twists of pop melody, his sound conjures up roaring power, extraordinary vulnerability and haunting hooks that will make your head swim and your heart ache. Combined with a production style of considerable depth and texture, Hinkson's songs stand alone, cutting a swath through the din of mainstream radio and sinking their teeth into an audience that never saw him coming.
Scott Hinkson is that rarest of finds. A career artist in the making, Hinkson is answering a call that even he doesn't understand...his motivations mysterious, obsessive, gut-wrenching, beautiful and unforgettable.
Text courtesy of CBC Radio 3.
Listen to Scott Hinkson on The 204 with Rosanna Deerchild, Sat. Sept. 24 at 5:00 p.m.
In this excerpt. Scott Hinkson describes the inspiration for the title track of his new album, One Beside Two.