Written in the Scars: A Conversation with Scarlet Parke

Written in the Scars: A Conversation with Scarlet Parke
9th March 2024 Elena
Written in the Scars: A Conversation with Scarlet Parke
– MTV
Well, who wouldn’t love to hear that?! Well, Scarlet Parke has. From building a sound inspired by Amy Winehouse to soon emerging as a luminary whose journey resonates with the essence of creativity, resilience, and spiritual awakening, we’ve had the pleasure of having a chat with Dreamgirl Bag creator, a music production bag for female artists.
In this interview, she opens up about her evolution as an artist, the transformation of her sound, and the connection between her artistic and spiritual journeys. In a traditionally male-dominated domain, she confesses the challenges and triumphs encountered along her path, while offering invaluable advice.
Let’s do this!

Meet Scarlet Parke

1. Can you share your journey into the music production field? What inspired you to pursue a career in this industry?
I started taking producing seriously in 2020 but I’ve always dabbled in production. As a songwriter, I always felt that I could hear the entire song as a whole but didn’t know how to fully bring it to life. After working with a live band and a few producers, I started to understand how to build a song.
Then, during 2020 I decided to go for it. I purchased Logic and got to work! Once I discovered that only 3% of music producers are women, it motivated me even more.
2. As an artist, you released an EP in 2016 which had a much more retro and soul sound. How was the path of the evolution of your sound?
Ah, I see you’ve been digging! The journey has been a long one, to say the least. I love old retro music but I will admit that exploring the pop genre made me a more well-rounded artist. I feel like I’ve almost made a complete circle back to my roots, especially with my new music. It’s a great blend of everything I’ve done so far.
3. As we heard in your last song, 369, you are also into manifestation. How did your spiritual journey start?
Yes, manifestation is SO REAL. I first discovered manifestation via the book The Secret (2006) when I was about 11 years old. I’ve always been into the esoteric (i.e., lucid dreaming, meditating, etc.) so when I discovered manifestation it was an instant obsession.
4. How do you think your artistic and spiritual journeys are intertwined?
I love this question. I think my music and my spiritual journey have been one and the same. I feel that God used music to show me how powerful I am. I would write songs and they would come true, even when they were sad! I’ve learned that our lives are a sum of what we believe and speak into existence, which is why all my new music is based around healing and uplifting.
5. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, what challenges have you faced in the music production industry, and how have you overcome them?
I think the biggest challenge has been the undermining comments and belittling attitudes from men. I would often hear “Don’t touch any buttons, you don’t know what you’re doing…” or “Are you sure you can figure it out by yourself?”
At first, it used to really bother me but now I have a pocketbook of responses and let my music be my rebuttal.
6. What would you recommend to anyone interested in learning how to produce?
Go for it! Start experimenting. Get yourself a Dreamgirl Producer Bag and join our online community. It’s my favorite thing in the world.
7. So, what does the Dreamgirl Producer Bag consist of?
It is a starter kit that comes with everything you need to produce! The Dreamgirl Bag is a fully loaded mobile studio so you can create anytime, anywhere.
8. In your experience, how has the music production landscape evolved over the years, especially concerning gender diversity and inclusivity?
I am excited about the future of music production because I think we are going to see a lot of new faces and hear a lot of new and interesting sounds. With the downfall of major industry players like Diddy, I believe we are in for a total reset of industry values and standards.
9. Is there anything else you feel like sharing with our readers?
I’ve been an independent artist for 8 years and all I can say is buckle up! Being an artist is the most intoxicating, beautiful, devastating, and fulfilling path a person can choose. I wish you luck, strength, and endless determination.
And…don’t forget to add one of my songs to your playlists (wink).

Written in the Scars

Whether it was ‘written in the scars’ for Scarlet Parke or not, it’s undeniable that she’s not only overcome major challenges but she’s already left a legacy. This music producer, Grammy featured singer/producer, and entrepreneur is a true fusion of passion, resilience, and spirituality that has asked, believed, and most definitely received.
She’s broken barriers, embraced diversity, and continues to enjoy the transformative power of music and spirituality. We hope Scarlet Parke continues to inspire and empower artists seeking the next challenge in this ever-evolving industry, whether it’s music production or brand creator!

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