FULL VERSIONS ON iTUNES, AMAZON AND SPOTIFY. ALL SONGS WRITTEN, PRODUCED, & PERFORMED BY SCOTT CRUZ.
You’d think that perhaps receiving five (five. Count ‘em!) prestigious Telly Awards for TV compositions including the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and a bunch of independent films, alongside performing at that epicentre of cool the House of Blues and charting on Billboard’s Top 40 Indicator Chart with previous single ‘Rescue’ would be enough for US-based singer/songwriter/composer/producer Scott Cruz, but you’d be wrong. Very wrong. We’re not talking ‘resting on laurels’ here, we’re looking at an artist at the top of his game, and new single ‘The Reason’ absolutely demonstrates that.
Dance-oriented, electronic, swathed in synth-strings and upbeat as hell, ‘The Reason’ is a radio-friendly club-pop banger; it’s earnest, it’s open, and it’s all topped off by Cruz’s soulful voice – think Shawn Mendes, a touch of Calum Scott, some Calvin Harris, and a dash of Harry Styles. It’s pure, proper, uplifting dance pop, and it’s very, very likely to raise that bed of laurels Cruz has to rest on just a bit higher very, very soon.
Review by Alex Holmes - ANRFactory
BY AMELIA VANDERGAST (ANRFACTORY.COM)
“Surrender My Devil” is the Funk-soaked latest Alt Pop hit from up and coming artist Scott Cruz who has a deft ability when it comes to injecting Soul back into the fairly sterile Pop genre. The beats may be big, but after checking out Surrender My Devil, I’m certain that there’s no soundscape known to man that Scott Cruz’s vocals couldn’t dominate.
If accolades fell in the music industry on vocal talent alone, this singer-songwriter, and composer would be dominating the charts. While you will get a striking enough impression of Scott Cruz’s charisma through his vocals and sweetly euphoric lyricism, you will also hear plenty of Scott’s energy within the seamless groove-filled instrumentals which act as the perfect aural reflection of the artist’s euphoric vibe.
You can check out Scott Cruz’s latest single Surrender My Devil for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
"THE GREATNESS OF MUSIC IS MEASURED BY THE TRUE ABILITY TO EMOTIONALLY MOVE SOMEONE IN ANY WAY, AT ANYTIME, AND IN ANY PLACE" - SCOTT CRUZ