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... the key strength of Scott is in his writing, which engages with its frank sincerity.
— Small Music Network

Sapienn is a solo acoustic project from Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Scott Simpson.

A late bloomer in acoustic music, and having spent his formative years as a guitarist in Glasgow's underground Metal scene, Scott only started writing and producing music as Sapienn mid-way through 2016. While still taking influence from his earlier work, but rejecting the excesses of the genre, Scott set out to challenge himself as a musician and instrumentalist. Putting a greater emphasis on songwriting, Scott opted for a stripped back approach, and the debut EP "Hours Of Despair" was released in October of that year.

Within a few short months Scott started recording his debut album. "A Black Sarcasm" was released later that year, with the singles "How To Start An Idle Heart" and "Palisades" being added to playlists on both Rianne Thompson's and Jim Gellatly's Amazing Radio shows. The record was later added to the list of albums eligible for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year awards.

Press & Booking


... songs that are acoustically tender and incredibly memorable.
— reviewgraveyard.com

Tour Dates

... warm inviting vocals woven around beautiful acoustic melodies...
— revelrouser.org

Music Videos

... his vital and powerful singing and instrumental skill all leave you wanting more...
— New Hellfire Club

Performance Reel

... enthusiastic, bold and remarkable...
— AC Rock Reviews


He’s a very talented vocalist and he’s pulling no punches.
— offtherecordblog.org