Scar­lett Ran­dle: A rising star who just wants to have fun

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SCAR­LETT RAN­DLE is a messer.

The rising Scot­tish star has been mak­ing a name for her­self mess­ing with many things: she con­fuses per­cep­tions of gen­der by draw­ing fake mous­taches on her­self be­fore live sets, drops in plot twists at the end of her mu­sic videos and sounds noth­ing like a mu­si­cian who started her ca­reer learn­ing to play the vi­o­lin in school.

“When I first started draw­ing the mous­taches on my face it just made me cool. I thought I was the only per­son to do it, but since then I’ve seen a few other artists do­ing it. When I first dressed in a suit, as well, I felt that it was me and what my in­ner child had al­ways wanted.

“I wouldn’t have said that I found gen­der re­ally im­por­tant in mu­sic, or some­thing that I preach about, I just do what I think and peo­ple can take what they want from it. Gen­der and gen­res, to me, are just so­cial con­structs. It’s nice to ig­nore that.

“It’s nice to ex­press your­self in dif­fer­ent ways that are cool. I think other peo­ple would do it if they weren’t so scared to be seen as dif­fer­ent.”

Although she only has a hand­ful of of­fi­cially re­leased sin­gles, Aber­do­nian Scar­lett has been tak­ing the Scot­tish mu­sic scene by storm. This year she has played both TRNSMT and Bell­drum, and the Great West­ern Fes­ti­val will be her next stop.

“TRNSMT was def­i­nitely a high­light of my year this year. I re­mem­ber the se­cu­rity staff

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