ABOUT

Carl Scogland was born on January 23, 1987 in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the United States. When he was just 12 years of age he was inspired to pick up the guitar after listening to his best friends dad play. During his teenage years he played in multiple rock bands before heading off to college at LSU in Baton Rouge. During college he teamed up with a few friends to form the hip/hop rock band Melomania. The band had some moderate success around LSU during the 2008-2009 timeframe. 

After college, He began work on his Debut album "Simplicity" and started playing extensively around the Baton Rouge area. In November and December of 2009 he kicked off his first southeastern tour with friend and collaborator, Zach Lofton , to begin promotion for the album release. The tour included stops across the southeast  - playing at established venues such as the well known Eddies Attic in Atlanta.

Between 2010 and 2012, Carl became involved in multiple musical projects including a new rap/rock band known as The Revery by teaming up with local Baton Rouge rap artist Young Gage. He also briefly reunited with Melomania playing numerous shows with the band in the summer of 2011.  It was not too long after this that he began work on his sophomore Album "Complexity" with local engineer and producer Jon Scholl.

In 2013 he released an EP called "All on Red" that included the song "Lemonade" , which became a well known favorite amongst his fans. In response, a music video for Lemonade was released later that year.

 

Then in early 2014, in the midst of recording "Complexity" Carl relocated to Austin, Texas. The move provided difficulty as he had to travel back and forth between both cities to finish the album. It would take nearly two more years before Complexity was finally finished and released on September 16, 2016. In spring 2017, he would  embarked on yet another southeastern tour. The second single from the album "The Otherside" became yet another fan favorite sparking another music video filmed by photographer Nathan Rocky.

Carl states that 2018-2019 were very dark years. He suffered numerous family losses in 2018 and found it difficult to even think of music sometimes. It wasnt until early 2020 that he would team up with local Austin producer and musician Clint Manning to begin work on what would become his third album "Identity"

Fast forward to today and he's set to release his first single "Down" from the identity album on October 29, 2021.