Scott Clay's 'Time Will Tell' is what you need in a time of uncertainty
21 March 2020
Right now the entire human race is living in a time of uncertainty. We don't know what's in store for our future, and life will never be what it once was just months ago. It is very fitting that we were introduced to Scott Clay's soothing yet powerful single "Time Will Tell".
Clay wrote much of "Time Will Tell" in the curious space between sleep and waking, scratching out ideas in the wee hours of the morning. Fittingly, the record treads in the territory of the profound and metaphysical. Searching for peace with emptiness and loss, finding a deeper connection to nature, and meditating upon one’s purpose in life are all explored in Clay’s painterly prose. Both uplifting and therapeutic, Clay hopes the record will inspire listeners to take a moment to ask deeper questions of themselves. As we all sit at home in self-quarantine, let's take this time to reflect and find out who we really are and how we want the rest of our lives to play out. While Clay doesn’t promise the answers, he has graced us with a soundtrack to our own inner explorations.
The song features Clay and a cadre of top-flight musicians, including engineer Mike Davis (Modest Mouse, Head and the Heart), bassist David Dawda (Fruit Bats), drummer Sean Lane (Pedro the Lion) and pianist Daniel Walker (Heart). Together they set up camp at the venerable Hall of Justice studio in Seattle.