Band Name: Sirens & Shelter
All music by Scott Mallard
Song name: Carried Your Weight
Music Genre: Rock & Alternative
I live in… Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, though I was born and grew up in Gravesend in Kent, England.
In the summer of 2018, I moved to Malaysia and, without meaning to, continued to write songs.
‘Carried Your Weight’ is quite simply a release of frustration at a situation back home which I felt powerless to influence or help resolve; I could only observe from afar.
Living 7000 miles away from your family and friends has its difficulties, and feeling the distance is definitely one of them. This track is personal and I think you can really hear that in my vocal takes.
It’s difficult to explain why I create, but I’ve definitely used my time away from family and friends as a source of “inspiration”. I’m not particularly good at answering questions or expressing myself under pressure; taking time to write songs helps me reflect and articulate things in a way that I struggle to, ordinarily.
Aside from this, after releasing two acoustic full-length records, I just really wanted to make some noise and get loud!