“For half a century, the genius of Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, has enriched the lives of thousands of people, first as a member of The Walker Brothers, and then as a solo artist, producer and a composer of originality would accept no compromise,” greet the English label 4AD. The American, Scott Walker, considered as one of the musicians most influential of the last fifty years has died at the age of 76 years, of causes as yet unknown. Born in 1943 in Hamilton (Ohio), the musician grew up in California, before pursuing his career in London, where he was installed in the 1960s.
founding Member of the group The Walker Brothers, who enjoyed a meteoric rise with the titles Make It Easy on Yourself and The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore), especially in Great Britain, he has devoted himself to a solo career, daring and more experimental, rich in 18 albums.
The title The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
Make It Easy On Yourself
He will continue his creative activity, releasing albums and film scores, interspersed with long retreats, reinforcing its reputation as the creator of mysterious and shunning the limelight. He has composed the music of Pola X , by Leos Carax, released in 1999 with Catherine Deneuve and Guillaume Depardieu. More recently it has worked in the film Brady Corbet, the Vox Lux , with Natalie Portman, who plays a pop star that became famous after a concert in tribute to the victims of a shooting. Idol and great inspiration of the greatest of David Bowie to Radiohead via Alain Bashung, it has contributed to the repertoire of Jacques Brel in the anglo-saxon world, revealing itself to be one of his best interpreters.
Amsterdam by Scott Walker
“Scott Walker has been a titan unique and challenging at the forefront of the british music: daring and curious, he has produced works that have dared to explore human vulnerability and darkness and unholy that surrounds it”, said the release of his label. In 2017, the BBC him tribute by giving a concert at the legendary Royal Albert Hall.