Vân Scott Shares New Single ‘What’s Coming Next?’

Vân Scott, the solo project of American indie-pop singer and songwriter Scott Oatley, has just shared his brand new single What’s Coming Next?, the latest single to be taken from his first full-length solo album, Almost Gone, set to arrive on July 23rd via AWAL/Oat Brand Music. 

I am a fan of his passionate and expressive vocal delivery which soars effortlessly over the polished pop production. What's Coming Next? is a song about his frustration and anxiety about the future, something that most of us have been wondering even more because of the pandemic. I am an overthinker and I tend to lose sleep thinking about the future and I really like the way Vân Scott captures these feelings through an infectious pop song. I am particularly fond of the emotive piano chords and the bursts of energy that the cool electronics and catchy beat bring to the driving and powerful pop production. I am loving the strings and how the emotion of his storytelling is enhanced in the bridge. Quite a memorable listening experience which is accompanied by a captivating music video, directed by Kane Borchert, which perfectly embodies the song's atmosphere. Check it out below!



Speaking about the song, Vân Scott said,

I wrote “What’s Coming Next?” out of my frustration and anxiety about the future. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic took over, I was wondering about this question. I left my full-time church job in 2018 to devote myself wholeheartedly to my writer/artist career, and I was growing impatient, wondering where all of this was going – if anywhere at all. I went to Nashville with just this chorus in 2019 and was able to finish it up with Jay Speight and Jorge Mhondera. I had never met either of them before, but Jorge instantly became my “bruv,” as he likes to say. (He’s from South Africa.) Jorge has actually made a big impression in the CCM world, touring with big name Christian artists like Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman. I think that made it a fitting co-write because this song more embodies a prayer than anything else. It’s a raw and honest questioning of God that I believe is universally felt, whether you’re religious or not.