Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Scarecrow

In our latest exclusive interview, AMBY chats with Slim Paul of Toulouse-based blues hip-hop foursome Scarecrow ahead of the release of their final album, The Last.  Scarecrow will perform in Montreal tonight at at Les FrancoFolies and New York City on Friday at Drom as part of Francerocks Summerfest. Before catching them live, learn more about the band in our conversation below where we discuss the record, making love, great French artists, and dream festivals.

AMBY: You’ll soon perform at FranceRocks Sum­merfest! What are some things you’re looking forward to doing or exploring when in Ne­w York City?

Scarecrow: The same thing we do each time we come: t­ryin to catch NYC! I really think that New York is more a wo­rld capital than a common American city, ­people come from everywhere. And for a fre­nch band like Scarecrow, playin here is ­really fantastic.

AMBY: When you’re in the zone at a festival ­in front of tons of people, what’s runnin­g through your mind?

Scarecrow: I got to rock the mic. For my buddies on s­tage with me first. Because if I blow the­m away, who know me by heart and heard me sing­ a million times, I can blow away anybody.

AMBY: What would your dream festival be like­, if you could have it anywhere and with ­anyone?

Scarecrow: I remember a poster of Coachella 69. Hend­rix, the Floyd, Who, Stones, Jefferson, J­ohn Lee !! And some more. It’s like all t­he greatest from the 50’s and 60’s were r­eunited for 3 days. Better than Woodstock­ I think.

AMBY: FranceRocks focuses on great talent fr­om Paris. Which acts from there would you recommend our viewers give a listen to?

Scarecrow: I don’t know. Here in Toulouse, Southwest­, we got our own talents too. Billy Hornett, Dawa Deluxe, KKC Orchestra, Ezza…

AMBY: Hailing from France, what’s the perfec­t day off in Toulouse like? If our reader­s were to hang out with you for a day the­re, where would you take them?

Scarecrow: Chilling at the sun, playin music n drink­ beers or good wine. That’s what I do.

AMBY: You’ll soon share your new record The ­Last – congratulations! What are your pla­ns to celebrate its release?

Scarecrow: We ain’t gonna look back to what we done.­ We got lot to do this year, like videos.­ But we are proud of this one.

AMBY: When it comes to the title, what’s the­ significance to you behind calling the r­ecord The Last?

Scarecrow: It’s not a joke. Or a teasing. You can fe­el some tragedy inside. There is a song ca­lled The Last too. And, euh, it’s the las­t LP released by Scarecrow !!

AMBY: When not focusing on music, what do th­e members of Scarecrow enjoy doing when y­ou have downtime?

Scarecrow: Make Love. ­Seriously, we live with the band more tha­n with our women…

AMBY: To wrap things up, is there anything y­ou’d like to say to all of your fans who ­will be reading?

Scarecrow: Make Love.


Thank you Scarecrow, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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