'The Independent Music Show Magazine' September 2021 - Page 7

Featured Artist - 20_August_2021

Birmingham, UK born 24-year old SC. Undercover started creating music as a way of escapism from what at one point seemed to be a permanent road to severe depression and addiction.

His track ‘Darkness Before Light’ is about finding closure from his past, where he was struggling with depression, addiction from a previous relationship. The song also creates hope where he is seeking love and light in a new world which is beautifully produced with several live instruments to great an atmospheric stadium sounding song.

Currently gearing up for the release of his latest single ‘Darkness Before Light’. SC Undercover blends influences of indie, dark pop and R & B offering something distinctly unique and relatable in today’s industry.

After a string of performances in 2019, across Atlanta and at home in the UK, SC Undercover has also received support from various press publications.

Also delving heavily this year into songwriting, the artist splits his time up working for other artists and producers in the UK and US, currently working with

the production team of Grammy award-winning EDM DJ Benny Benassi, where

he has been writing and singing for producer Riccardo Marchi. SCU’s music is

a beautiful juxtaposition with upbeat dance/pop melodies complimenting

the darker lyrical undertones of his previous work. Instantly recognisable,

SCU has crafted an unmistakable sound.

“Deal With The Devil” is the perfect amalgamation of atmospheric

production meets R&B, in true SCU style his track takes unexpected

twists and turns, mixing up his melodies and dynamics and adding

to the knife-cutting apprehension. With fast, high-frequency

beats, prowling guitar riffs and bass laced in haunting backing

vocals reminiscent of The Weeknd, the single glides into a

mesmerising break.

Shot across the tropics of Spain and the island of Mallorca, with Born

Films, the music video for “Deal With The Devil” drips in James Bond

edginess and tension. The cinematic aura carefully intertwines past

projects as SCU explains, “We wanted the atmosphere to reflect the tone

of the music but also provide the closing chapter in the trilogy of videos

ranging from Darkness Before Light, Morals and finally now, Deal With

The Devil”.

Hoping to help others overcome their own struggles with mental

health, SCU wants to share his experiences, shining light on a

subject very close to his heart using his music as a platform to

reach wider audiences. Having performed to sold out audiences

across Atlanta and at home in the UK, as well as garnering acclaim

from publications, SC.Undercover is labelled as an artist to watch.