My new single, “Joy,” taken from my upcoming second album, Engel (out April 3rd), isn’t about the experience of joy.

Instead, it is a promise to myself to keep looking for it. 

Reading the lyrics back revealed to me that I consider this pretty hard work; I’d have to keep pushing the boundaries of my own spirituality, sexuality and relationships to find joy.

Joy” encapsulates a particular feeling that only comes after conquering a major anxiety: both gooey and alert, it radiates from my stomach upwards. 

I hope this song reminds you of that feeling and inspires you to continue chasing it.

Thank you for listening,

Scott Hardware

credit Shelby Fenlon