Summer Scouts | photo by K. Egan | courtesy of the artist
Summer Scouts hold on to hope in the darkness of the “Flourish” video
Lehigh Valley modern rock five-piece Summer Scouts will release their new record, Endless Light, on June 21st, and the lead single from it continues to balance the band’s heavy atmospheric playing in the vein of Explosions In The Sky with lead singer Katherine de Menno’s infectious pop vocals, reminiscent of Paramore’s Hayley Williams and CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry.
The new single from that record, “Flourish,” is about keeping a grip on hope, even in our darkest hours where “I’ve become the sum of all my fears / looking back on all those wasted years.” With counterpoint vocals from guitarist Ross Huber, Summer Scouts take us though that journey of self-doubt to the point where “I flourish inside / you’ll find me alive.”
In the new music video for the song, the band sets up shop at the Roxy Theater in Northampton, PA, just north of Allentown. The classically ornate space was opened in 1921, redesigned after the depression-era by architect David Supowitz, and went from hosting vaudeville and Wild West shows to concerts from AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Thin Lizzy and more, before moving into its current role as a movie house with occasional live events.
“We all grew up in the general area surrounding the theater,” says Huber via email. “We used to go there as kids, and it was always a goal to shoot a video or book a gig there.”
Mission accomplished, in part at least. Though Summer Scouts’ upcoming gigs won’t be at the Roxy, they will be at Bethlehem’s annual Musikfest, where they will play the Martin Guitar Platz on August 3rd, and the Experience Platz on March 10th. Tickets and more information can be found here; watch the “Flourish” video below.