We had the good fortune of connecting with Scarlet Parke and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Scarlet, how do you think about risk?
I’m a big believer that comfort is the death of innovation, so anytime I start to feel complacent, I like to think of new ways to collaborate, create, and pivot. Every risk is terrifying, especially as the stakes get higher, but there’s something special about trusting yourself and eventually, you crave the adrenaline. I think greatness comes from fearless risk-taking.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Music has been the only constant in my crazy life. I was born knowing that I wanted to sing and entertain people (I was always that kid asking everyone at the party to sit down and watch my perform). As I got older and bored of singing in musical ensembles, I started writing my own songs and ended up performing around the world (US, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Thailand), at major festivals, and more since 2015. It took me a while to discover my identity as an artist (and person, tbh) but in 2020 I moved to Los Angeles, and put together a team of insanely talented designers, stylists, producers, writers, and label execs who I’m working with to release my music in a more mainstream way. I’m pushing myself so far out of my comfort zone and can’t wait to see what this year holds.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am still fairly new to LA, and moved here in the middle of a lockdown, but if I was going to take my best friend somewhere it would be to The Grove, The Abbey for Sunday Drag Brunch, and Santee Alley (duh!)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to Jyoti Shukla, Mira Kraft, P.kruise, Harry Chaplin, and Archie The Shycon. Without these core players on my team, my entire world would fall apart. I am so grateful to have such a solid team.
Other: I wrote the world first ‘Brunch Anthem’! Stay on the lookout for a very special brunch themed series Tik Tok @scarletparke, Dreamgirlbyscarlet.com