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Kiwi singer and songwriter Harry Parsons returns with his new single ‘Scars‘ – a heartfelt composition brought to life with alluring acoustics and gorgeous melodies.

With strong pop sensibilities that draw on the sonic and lyrical vibe of big hitters such as Ed Sheeran and Dean Lewis, the self-penned ‘Scars‘ reflects on working through a dysfunctional relationship, no matter the highs and lows.

Coming from an honest place the song simply wrote itself and after performing it live Parsons knew it needed to be recorded. Soon enough, Parsons found himself at Auckland’s legendary Roundhead Studios, working with the studio’s award-winning in-house engineer Simon Gooding.

Gooding was recognised for his work at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Artisan Awards winning ‘ Best Engineer’ and ‘Best Producer’ alongside Shihad’s Tom Larkin for their combined effort on Alien Weaponry’s album Tu.

Gooding also added his golden touch to the latest Pink single ‘Walk Me Home‘, which he mixed.

“I was so stoked to work with Simon,” Says Parsons. “I met him through an uni course when I got to record some vocals for a couple songs. We really clicked and both wanted to work with each other in future, so when I sent my demo through to NZ on Air and got the funding, he emailed me saying he’d listened and was keen as to produce for me! The experience was so fun and natural, both of us getting creative and enjoying the process.”

Parsons has been carving out a name for himself in the New Zealand music scene since coming first place in the national finals of the 2013 Smokefree Rockquest. He’s gone onto release a string of winning singles, including ‘Letting Go’ which debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK.

He’s also a live force to be reckoned with, playing countless festivals and opening for acts like Tash Sultana and Lime Cordiale.

With NZ on Air already funding his next single, Parsons is one up and coming act you don’t want to miss.

Stay tuned for our interview with Harry Parsons, later in the week!

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