Inspiration from existential crises is nothing new in the music world. Psych-rocker Jackson Scott, however, ups the ante by blending both the highs and lows of 20-something Asheville life in his sophomore album Sunshine Redux, due for an April 28 release. “[It’s] about my own dichotomy of euphoria and despair,” explains the self-described apocalyptic pop musician. “I get into a very internalized hyperactive mental state.” Exactly what’s driving Scott to tuck his beauty-within-the-rubble assessments of life safely beneath a sea of distortion is unclear, but the grunge musician’s heavy-hitting jams will certainly be audible when he opens for Los Angeles-based indie rockers Francisco the Man at The Mothlight on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. $8/$10. themothlight.com. Photo courtesy of the artist
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