Melbourne, Australia’s Jude Scofield recently debuted the music video for “Don’t Let Me Die Alone,” a poignant love song based on reality: near the end of 2017, Scofield had his heart broken. Going to the piano, he wrote “Don’t Let Me Die Alone,” his first song. He followed with more songs.
When he turned six-years-old, Scofield’s father gave him a guitar for his birthday. By the time he hit high school, he formed his own band, playing at school concerts, open nights, and venues in Melbourne. After graduation, he began his professional music career, working as a solo artist, playing with wedding bands, and working as a sound man for other bands.
In 2016, Scofield taught himself to play the piano via tutorials on YouTube. At the same time, he put his mixing experience to use in the studio, producing music.
In addition to doing all the producing and mixing, Scofield plays all the instruments on “Don’t Let Me Die Alone,” drums, bass, and piano, as well as providing the vocals.
“Don’t Let Me Die Alone” opens with an elegant piano and Scofield’s rich baritone, a voice with remarkable range and suffused with intense emotional textures. The melody blends pop and soul elements into a striking, tantalizing tune suffused with devout colors. A reverberating bass line drives the rhythm until the drums join in, at which point the tune attains an austerely potent cadence, simple yet singularly haunting.
The lyrics convey the palpable pain of lost love.
“Wait a minute / Where did our love go wrong / I loved you yesterday / The day before, too / Baby, please, you said out love was strong / And then you lied to me / You left me with no hope / Baby, please don’t let me die alone.”
“Don’t Let Me Die Alone” is impressive, full of pathos, regret, and passion.