Sapienn is a solo acoustic project from Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Scott Simpson. For fans of Frank Turner, The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Incubus, Alice In Chains.
A late bloomer in acoustic music, and having spent his formative years as a guitarist in Glasgow's underground Metal scene, Scott only started writing and producing music as Sapienn mid-way through 2016.
While still taking influence from his earlier work, but rejecting the excesses of the genre, Scott set out to challenge himself as a musician and instrumentalist.
Putting a greater emphasis on songwriting, Scott opted for a stripped back approach, and the debut EP "Hours Of Despair" was released in October of that year.
With this new and untested material at the ready, Scott began performing tirelessly into 2017, and quickly achieved the milestone of 100 live performances in his first year.
Within a few short months Scott started recording his debut album.
"A Black Sarcasm" was released later that year, with the singles "How To Start An Idle Heart" and "Palisades" being added to playlists on both Rianne Thompson's and Jim Gellatly's Amazing Radio shows.
The album also included the single "Chase You Down", which is notable as the first Sapienn track written on piano.
The record was later added to the list of albums eligible for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year awards.
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