Original Saliva singer Josey Scott is back in the studio
Original SALIVA singer Josey Scott returned to the studio to record new solo music as well as reworked versions of many of the band’s classic songs.
Scott left SALIVA in late 2011 after 15 years with the band, ostensibly to pursue a solo career in Christian music. It is quickly replaced by Bobby Amaruthat can be heard on SALIVAthe last four versions of: “In This To Earn It” (2013), “Rise up” (2014), “Love, Lies and Therapy” (2016) and “10 Lives” (2018).
Friday (April 22), Scott shared a instagram video of him in the studio recording what appears to be a new version of the SALIVA classic “Your Illness”and he included the following message: “After ten long years of hibernation, and true learning and experience, what is most important in life, after learning to be a good husband and a good father, after raising my children, and being of service to my community, learning how to truly help my fellow human beings, after experiencing the joy of seeing my children born and holding them for the first time, and after my family and I, going through the times the most horrible tragedies I could have known or imagined, losing my precious son Cody at covid in may 2021, after learning that the most important asset in this life is not money or fame, but time, after learning all these precious, hard and heartbreaking life lessons, i feel that it’s finally time for me to come back to my love of creating music. I’m so excited to give you a little preview of what I’ve been up to in the studio, and I’ll see you all on the road soon.”
In October 2019, Scott announced that he was returning to SALIVA, explaining at the time that he wanted to reunite with his former bandmates and “write a badass record”. Less than a year and a half later, in March 2021, SALIVA guitarist wayne swinny poured cold water on those plans, saying the reunion with the singer “never really took off”.
Last month it was announced that SALIVA will meet with Scott for a unique appearance this year Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which runs September 8-11 at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va. The set should include both Joey and Police officer performing songs from their respective band eras.
SALIVAthe reunion with Scott to Blue Ridge was originally announced on March 18 by festival organizers via Twitter. They wrote: “It’s happening. For years it’s been the subject of many rumors and requests, now it’s finally happening in September.” Less than two weeks later, Scott shared the ad on Twitter for the first time and included a simple two-word comment: “LETS GO!!!!!!” When a fan asked him “Are you serious???”, he replied: “Yes!”
When Swinny spoke to WRIF in regards to SALIVAthe failed reunion with Scotthe said that although there had been initial discussions about JoeyUpon the group’s return, there was no follow-up to ensure the plan was executed.
“If you want to do something, do it” wayne mentioned. “But you can’t just talk about it and have it magically happen. There is work, there is planning, there are things that come into play, and none of that has been done early enough to succeed.
“Yeah, there was a fan response, going, ‘Wow, yeah, that could be cool. But it didn’t get enough steam to take off,” he explained. “All the preliminary stuff kind of fell into place, and it just didn’t gel.
“It just didn’t make sense to stop what we [the current lineup of SALIVA] were doing and doing this, because you got momentum, we got a groove, the band is tight live. I didn’t feel like we had to let this go or rest.”
Last December, Joey taken to his Twitter write: “I want 2 to apologize 2 my fans because I thought I was going to get together with some people and make new music, and it failed, but I believe that everything happens for a reason. It does not “There are no coincidences. A blessing in disguise. Now it’s just you and me, how intimate is that? #SV2022.”
SALIVA released six albums with Scott and tasted platinum success and a grammys nomination for his first big success, “Your Illness”.
last May, SALIVA celebrated the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut on a major label, “Every Six Seconds”with a special project called “Every Twenty Years”an EP of classic songs re-recorded with Amaru.
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