Stevie Scullion, AKA Malojian is back with a video for his latest single Purity of Your Smile; compiled from footage which inspired his most recent album ‘This Is Nowhere, Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’.
“The British Film Institute and Northern Ireland screen contacted me to see if I’d be interested in playing a gig at a coastal location, with coastal-themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get really into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it.
So… I started recording demos at home with the intention of taking them to a proper studio at some stage and turning them into an album. Low and behold, like an ugly duckling, they grew and took on a life of their own and have led me on my most incredible musical journey to date.” explains Scullion.
This process eventually led to Scullion working with the likes of Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more on on the album.
Purity of Your Smile captures the essence of the project perfectly, casting the eyes and ears back to a simpler time. “You’ve got your mother’s ways that’s the way I hope it stays” sings Scullion, in an ode to the hopes and dreams every father has for their children, which basically boil down to - be better than me.
Malojian plays Whelan's on February 18th. Tickets €13.