This summer, Scottish singer/songwriter Kerri Watt released her single, “Old School Love,” and enchanted many by telling the heart-warming story of falling in love the old school way.
The BBC radio 2 A-listed singer strikes us once again with her soft, beautiful voice. With “Old School Love”, she shows a slight change in style from her older tracks (“The Wild” and “Long Way Home”) as the ballad uses gentle instruments to convey the feeling of romance. “I wanted the song to sound classic and timeless like its title and I think we managed to capture that in the production,” Watt told Vents Magazine.
The song starts off with mellow guitars and a piano, to establish a traditional vibe. Watt’s tender voice lulls the listener in, and the steady rhythm leads into the song naturally. Her vocals remain steady in the first chorus and reveal a powerful richness.
Overall, she achieved a smooth cohesiveness where the words fit the melody, resulting in a feel good vibe.
The idea for “Old School Love” first sparked Watt when she told her manager about her first encounter with the boy who made her fall in love the old school way– “Our eyes locked, and it felt like home” – her boyfriend.
Kerri Watt is drawn towards music in every way. Her passion began when teaching herself how to play the guitar while touring the UK as an actor. Recently she has been really experimental with her sound, working with other songwriters in Nashville and writing for some artists, such as ‘Embrace’. She also toured with some great artists like Nina Nesbitt, The Overtone and Starsailor.
Kerri Watt is one of those skillful, natural artists who have found their true passion, and will surely continue to enchant people in the future.