- Daniel Gill at Force Field PR
He might be the new petit protégé of Dan Levy (The Dø), but S+C+A+R+R is anything but little – he must be at least 1m90 tall. So when you meet S+C+A+R+R, it’s memorable. It can even be a little uncomfortable. He never knows quite how or where to sit, so he often stays standing up. And then there’s his voice. Equally as impressive, but surprisingly ethereal and captivating. It’s very solid, very dense, like finding softness in rock. Everything about him is like that. A subtle contrast.
In all his songs you can feel that he has been in pain, has caused pain, or is even in pain right now, but he’s not trying to force emotion, everything comes out clearly, honestly. Sometimes in a sort of brutal, testy way, but always with a certain elegance.
He used to be set apart from the music world, keeping himself to himself, but that was before Dan Levy. Aware of Dan’s work as a producer, he sent him tracks a few months ago, suggesting that they work together.
“And S+C+A+R+R has now been living at my house for almost a year, making songs at Watchtower Studio. He puts himself in a corner and works for hours on his music… Sometimes I only remember he’s there when he bumps into a keyboard or grabs a snack!”
S+C+A+R+R is very set on his artistic ideas, he knows what he wants, and when he performs, it feels like his life depends on it. Although at first glance they may seem very different, Dan Levy is like that too. Their chemistry quickly became clear, there was something special between them. It is probably the most important collaboration for Dan Levy since The Dø
In 2019, Dan Levy was also working on the soundtrack of Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) and suggested that S+C+A+R+R make a song for the film – and so “You’re The One” was born.
“We really experienced the rise of this film together, it has brought us closer. From the awards in Cannes and Annecy, to the film’s nomination at the Oscars… I found out in Los Angeles in the Netflix offices, it was 5am and he was sending me dozens of messages! And now the César nominations… I’m hoping S+C+A+R+R will come with me to the ceremony!”
S+C+A+R+R was still reluctant to appear in images, until he met director Jack Antoine Charlot and they started working on his first video, The Rest Of My Days. Though reserved and quite clumsy by nature, from the first brainstorming sessions, S+C+A+R+R started dancing, in a bored type of way, with detached and completely free movements.
This sudden lack of inhibition was the perfect juxtaposition with the lyrics of the song. Jack and Dan immediately felt it was the most important thing to highlight. In the most direct way possible.