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Tear Your Heart Out

by villagerrr

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    releases March 22, 2024

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1.
Don't look now I'm hearing the same sounds Only time will tell Close your mouth or I'll make you spit it out I'm a child again Come and look at what you've done Come and tell me when it's done Come and look at what you've done Let me know when it's all done Don't forget the problems In your head All you said to me Taking turns Watching people burn We never ever learn Come and look at what you've done Come and tell me when it's done Come and look at what you've done Let me know when it's all done
2.
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Draw me Your favorite trees and Come find me A way to preserve all the Paper You made in your print shop In my hand I'll keep all the memories Keep all the memories Keep all the memories Keep all the memories Hide me Up in your apartment I'll be Your littlest secret Remind me How did we get here It's funny but I'll never see it I'll never see it I'll never see it I'll never see it I'll never see it
3.
Tear Your Heart Out
4.
Runnin' Round
5.
Car Heart
6.
Drove down to your small town Wanted to see you The light was shining in through the sunroof And my heart was blue Cut grass and stone lead to your doorway You put on your dress Smoky was jumping onto the table and The kitchen was a perfect mess It was a perfect mess I know it's been a long time Stay in tonight I see through your eyes I say goodbye Sleep walking, no talking I dream through the day No barn burners up in the city still I try to fit in Missed calls and construction jobs It's hard as hell Think of all the shit you'd be doing if You only knew I know it's been a long time Stay in tonight You read through my mind You said goodbye I know it's been a long time I'll make it right Too desperate to rewind We said goodbye
7.
Cry On
8.
Low
9.
Come Right Back
10.
Honesty 02:01
Don't get angry you know why I've been workin' on My temper and the job If only for a month I'm forever in your clutch You enable me too much I'm only being honest I'm only being honest I'm only being honest I'm only being honest I'm only being
11.
River Ain't Safe

about

As villagerrr, Mark Allen Scott’s patient songs are mesmerizing and unmistakably Midwestern. The prolific Ohio artist thrives on pinpointing quiet, mundane moments and imbuing them with disarming emotional clarity. His latest LP 'Tear Your Heart Out', his fourth album, is for long drives where the light shines through the sunroof, small-town get-togethers, and the times when you realize more about yourself and who you want in your life. Across 11 home-recorded songs of tasteful indie rock with understated twang, Scott solidifies himself as one of the most essential young songwriters, alongside peers he’s performed with like Merce Lemon, Greg Freeman, and Lily Seabird. It’s out on March 22 via Darling Recordings.

Scott is based in Columbus but was raised in Chillicothe, in southern Ohio alongside the Scioto River. It’s a rural town that felt small and stifling growing up but, for all its faults, now feels like home as Scott got older. “I want to wear where I'm from and my family on my sleeve,” says Scott. “I'm proud of the twangy influence in my music from corny country songs I'd hear on the bus rides to school. I feel like I’m reclaiming where I come from and making it my own.” He started villagerrr in early 2022 as a solo recording project and as a way to make music on his own terms by writing, recording, performing, and releasing everything himself.

2022 marked an exceptionally prolific period for Scott. He released three albums, 'Brain Pain', 'Ohioan', and 'Like Leaves' as well as an EP, 'Something or Somewhere Else'. All of these releases were quiet uploads on Bandcamp and streaming services, but as he started to perform these songs live they began to resonate beyond his circle. “After Like Leaves came out, we just started playing shows with a lot of bands that were inspiring me like Merce Lemon, feeble little horse, and Greg Freeman,” says Scott. “I just started writing more music immediately after these shows.” When he sent Lemon a new song he was working on called “Neverrr Everrr,” her enthusiastic response inspired him to push himself and grow as an artist.

“Immediately after these shows, I was writing more music,” says Scott. “I sent her “Neverrr Everrr” and she sang on it. That fired me up to hammer the rest of the songs out. Meeting artists who are a few steps ahead of you who are encouraging of your art is so validating.” Tear Your Heart Out opens with “Neverrr Everrr,” a warm song anchored by a gentle, shuffling beat. Scott and Lemon harmonize on the chorus, “Come and look at what you've done / Let me know when it's all done.” The track serves as the north star for the other ten songs both in how it is delicately arranged and how it deals predominantly with tenuous interpersonal dynamics. It’s an album about how people can hurt each other but also how we can forgive and move on.

The title track talks about a toxic figure who has “A broken ego with a bad temperament / He'll tear your heart out and you're living again.” It paints an uncompromising portrait of someone who needs to change but Scott extends grace to the situation. “Writing these songs has helped me look back on some of the events that inspired some of the songs to be easier on the people involved,” says Scott. “People are all pretty similar. We all make the same mistakes or if they're not the same, we all make mistakes and things are more complicated than they seem at the surface.” 'Tear Your Heart Out' is an album about relationships, friendship, and heartbreak and how you internalize and deal with the conflicts and pain happening in your life.

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releases March 22, 2024

Merce Lemon:
Vox on 1

Boone Patrello:
Vox on 4
Pedal slide, vox, synth on 4
Slide guitar on 2, 10

Dutch Patrello:
Cello on 2

Colton Hamilton:
Guitar on 5

Cam Garshon:
Vox on 10

Zayn Dweik:
Drums on 4, 11
Arrangement on 11

Syd Simonitis:
Album Artwork

Everything else is Mark Scott

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villagerrr Columbus, Ohio

the solo project of Mark Scott. Sometimes other people help.

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