Premiere: Jamie Scott’s Stunning “New York Nights” Is a Carefree Soundtrack to Love & Life

New York Nights - Jamie Scott
A stunningly blissful embrace of love and life in the moment, Jamie Scott’s “New York Nights” is a timeless classic radiating effervescent joy and sweet tenderness. Let it be the soundtrack to your summer, wherever you might be.
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The biggest compliment I can probably give Jamie Scott’s “New York Nights,” as a New Yorker myself, is that I want this song to be the soundtrack to my life.

A stunningly blissful embrace of love, romance, and life lived in the moment, “New York Nights” is a timeless classic radiating effervescent joy and sweet tenderness. It’s the kind of song that strikes a chord deep inside all who hear it – speaking to the heart, because it comes from the heart.

No matter what decade “New York Nights” was released in, it is surely a runaway hit in the making. It’s “Hakuna Matata” – effortless wonder in a sterling package.

New York Nights - Jamie Scott

New York Nights – Jamie Scott

Oh what a night to say I’m yours
When I’m walking with you on New York avenue
All the time in the world
When I’m standing with you beneath the city view
Got a little bit crazy, baby tonight
Dancing in your arms
Got a little bit ahead of myself, baby didn’t I
I’ve never held someone so right
Oh you and I on a New York night

Of course, Jamie Scott is no stranger to runaway hits. A seasoned singer/songwriter whose writer and producer credits span over  50 million albums, 50 million singles, and over 10 billion streams on Spotify, Scott has worked with such world-renowned artists as Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. His biggest hit to date is “Cold Water,” the Billboard chart-topping track recorded and released by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ in 2016.

Jamie Scott © 2020

Jamie Scott © 2020



Scott has also enjoyed a modicum of success with his projects Jamie Scott & The Town and Graffiti6 (with Tommy “D” Danvers) – not to mention his own solo work, which has garnered increased attention in recent years, and is sure to continue rising to prominence over the coming months. 2015’s debut album My Hurricane spawned multi-million streams through such resounding songs as “Unbreakable,” “Gold,” and “Carry You Home” – tracks that remind all of us just how powerful and impactful great songwriting can be.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “New York Nights,” yet another great song from a limitless singer/songwriter and storytelling. Out Friday, July 10th, “New York Nights” is the fourth single off Jamie Scott’s forthcoming sophomore album How Still the River (August 7, 2020 via Catherine Records). A burst of light, the song arrives fresh on the heels of June’s intimate offering “This Time Lucky” and fellow pre-release singles “Emily” and “Friendly Fire.”


Though each song stands out in its own right, Jamie Scott injects equal measures of passion, sincerity, and humility into all of his music. Every song resonates in our bones, just as every aching harmony sends shivers down the spine. Akin to the likes of George Michael, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, and James Bay, Jamie Scott is a masterful and star-bound songwriter.

“New York Nights” finds the artist at his most carefree in a moment of spirited connection, and compassion.

Jamie Scott © 2020

Jamie Scott © 2020

A tribute to his wife, the track is intoxicatingly upbeat, with background keyboards and bustling brass doing their share to propel forth a feeling of sublime elation. Atop all these instruments, Scott’s voice shines like the sun as he sings his heart out:

Say it once, say it twice
Cause i’m already yours but it sure feels nice
Oh what a night to count the stars
Cause their shining for us baby you know they are
I got a little bit crazy, baby tonight
Dancing in your arms
Got a little bit ahead of myself, baby didn’t I
I’ve never held someone so right
Oh you and I on a New York night

“It’s a song about freedom, and a celebration of a little part of you that you haven’t felt for a while,” Scott tells Atwood Magazine. “This, for me was the first time I had gone to New York with my wife without a care in the world. We danced all weekend, walked around the city and forgot the world for a while. We came home to a world that was better in lots of ways but it was still amazing to have had that brief moment… as if we were who we were, when we first met.”

Deceptively simple, “New York Nights” is a finessed, perfectly-produced sonic and emotional masterpiece. It hits all the right notes and evokes all the right images as Scott brings to life a scenic vision of blossoming romance in the Big Apple. It’s a testament to Scott’s talent that he can boil such intense sentiments down to two minutes and forty seconds.



I got a little bit crazy, baby tonight
Dancing in your arms
Got a little bit ahead of myself, baby didn’t I
I’ve never held someone so right
Oh you and I on a New York night

Due to COVID-19, “New York Nights” can’t quite be the soundtrack to a 2020 summer of fun in the big city – but that doesn’t make it ring out any less. Its soaring chorus and giddy groove are sure to inspire smiles on all who hear it, reminding us that every moment can be one we remember forever.

Stream Jamie Scott’s “New York Nights” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and prepared to be blown away.

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com