Cadre Scott, a gifted musician hailing from Long Beach, California, is a purveyor of Americana music, drawing inspiration from iconic artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, and Carole King. With her soulful voice and poetic lyricism, Cadre has forged a distinctive style that melds classic rock, blues, and folk into a cohesive, yet dynamic, sound.
Cadre’s musical journey began at Santa Monica College, where she delved into the nuances of jazz vocals in the applied music program. The program honed her skills and sharpened her musical sensibilities, propelling her toward a career in the music industry. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Cadre remained undeterred and emerged from the crisis with a renewed sense of purpose, dedicating herself to music full-time while working for the internationally renowned RipCurl surf company. With her passion and dedication, Cadre has produced an impressive body of work, including her debut EP “Fork in the Road” and her acclaimed album “Living Loving Growing”
Cadre Scott’s passion and dedication to music shine through in every track of her album, “Living Loving Growing.” The album opens with the fast-paced and emotionally charged track “Just Like That” which sets a contemplative tone as Cadre muses on the fleeting nature of life and the need to find purpose in it, as indicated by the line “gone just like that.” The singer seems to be reflecting on the impermanence of things, and perhaps the importance of cherishing the moments we have. The track’s blend of rock, blues, and folk elements perfectly captures the album’s Americana style and sets the stage for the rest of the album’s introspective themes and soulful sound.
“Shine,” the second track is a standout to me. The instrumentation of the track is captivating, drawing me in with its energetic rhythm and lively melodies. The part that really caught my attention, however, is the lyric “Don’t know what to do.” It resonates with me and speaks to the uncertainty that many of us feel in life, urging us to keep pushing forward and finding our way through the darkness.
The third track “All I Need” has a dreamy and romantic vibe with its mentions of stars, trees, clouds, and the moon. The lyrics talk about finding meaning in nature and how being with someone special is all the singer needs. The chorus emphasizes this sentiment with the line “Under the stars and the trees baby, that’s all I need” and the idea that as long as the person is next to them, they feel a sense of ecstasy. The track seems to focus on the beauty of simplicity and how love and nature can provide everything one needs.
The tracks “Keep It Local,” “BeAware,” “Beauty Is” and “Sunbeam” showcase Cadre’s versatility as a musician, utilizing both the ukulele and guitar in their production. “Keep It Local” features upbeat rhythms that are perfect for singing along, while “BeAware” has a more introspective feel with its contemplative lyrics. “Beauty Is” is a soulful ballad with powerful vocals and rich instrumental accompaniment, while “Sunbeam” has a dreamy, ethereal quality that transports the listener to another world. Despite their differences in mood and style, these tracks all share a common thread of authenticity and sincerity, a testament to Cadre’s artistry and skill as a songwriter.
The album concludes with the single “Don’t Think Just Feel,” released on April 1, 2022, before the official album release on September 2. The lyrics urge living in the moment, and the ukulele-driven production and Cadre’s smooth vocals create a relaxed, carefree vibe. The accompanying music video, released on April 11, 2022, features Cadre singing in a stunning flower field.