Aretha Franklin has undeniably left an immense mark on our modern culture with her art and activism. When she passed away last August, Jimbo Scott got to work on contemplating just how he would pay her tribute. Forgoing the typical, the Bay Area singer-songwriter forewent posting a cover song, instead digging deeper to write a new original work in her wake.
‘Heads Up’ is what Scott came up with, and now it’s soulfully swinging into view with an uplifting message of perseverance. It’s an anthem on love reminds us of what truly matters with an anecdotal chorus that calls to mind its unconditional nature when it’s genuine. Matched with vibrant fiddling, drums, banjo, and bass beside Scott’s sweet, ebullient delivery, ‘Heads Up’ establishes itself as a charming chip off the old Western swing block for the Americana artist.
‘Heads Up’ rings in the incoming release of Scott’s next album, due out this autumn.
Words by: Jonathan Frahm