With "Millennial Malaise," Scout Durwood begins the countdown to her new EP, Comedy Electronica Vol. 2
Multi-hyphenate vocalist and comedian Scout Durwood is set to release Comedy Electronica Vol. 2, her third digital video series with an accompanying EP. The Comedy Electronica Vol. 2 EP will be released digitally on June 25, while the first single, “Millennial Malaise,” debuts today on all digital platforms.
The catchy, hilarious video will also premiere today on YouTube at 5:00 pm PT/ 8:00 pm ET right here: https://scoutdurwood.lnk.to/millennialmalaisevideo
The videos for this new series were all shot during the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant various approaches to staying safe and improvising. While part of a pod of four close friends, shooting “Millennial Malaise” involved a lot of simplifying, improvising and thinking on their feet including minimizing shopping trips and mostly using materials that were available in their homes already.
Explains Scout, “Low budget video shoots are always an adventure, but COVID-19 videos are a beast of their own. Shooting these videos during COVID-19 was a huge shift in perspective. I’m just glad we finished them!”
Like some of the other songs on the EP, Scout says, "'Millennial Malaise' is also a white woman song, but more because I’m a millennial and we are a very weirdly pseudo bored generation. The hook of that song came first, and then whenever I was stuck and found myself procrastinating, I’d just write down what I was doing and turn it into a lyric. Aside from leaving my phone in Ubers, it’s pretty close to my actual life."
Regarding the music video: "By the time we got to 'Millennial Malaise,' my three person Covid pod had expanded to four with the addition of Maud Lazzerini, who happens to be a fiercely talented director in addition to one of my good friends. She shot the remaining two videos in my apartment with a handful of LED lights and a bunch of fabric I had lying around. For 'Millennial Malaise,' we went method and shot on a Panasonic 100 DVX. Kasmira Buchanan helped out with virtual choreography."
About Scout Durwood
A seasoned cabaret singer, Scout released her debut studio album, Take One Thing Off, with Blue Élan Records in 2017. Based on the original music, Take One Thing Off developed into a twenty-two episode digital series combining music videos and narrative sketches, recounting the story of Scout’s life as the existential odyssey that it is. The series was nominated for a Streamy Award for “Best Indie Series,” within the Indie Series Category at the 9th annual Streamy Awards, and was a Slamdance 2020 Official Selection. The series has now amassed nearly 200,000 views on YouTube.
Prior to the current pandemic Safer at Home situation, Scout hosted a monthly ‘Everybody GoGo’ neo-cabaret variety show/dance party. Each event featured some of the biggest names in musical and alt-comedy, variety, drag, magic, and burlesque, taking place on the second Tuesday of every month at The Virgil LA. Scout is a Los Angeles-based comedian. She starred in MTV’s scripted comedy series Mary + Jane as well as Oxygen’s Funny Girls, a docu-series following the lives of six female stand-up comedians. She has also guested on Jonathan Van Ness’ hit Funny or Die comedy series Gay of Thrones.