SNL guitarist Jared Scharff‘s solo project known as Pearl Lion, has released a music video for his latest single “Alpha4” via Fox ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def)! Fans can watch the video, which combines both animation and live action shots below:
About “Alpha4” and the corresponding music video, Scharff shared “Ultimately, it’s the story about finding a place where the differences in all of us are celebrated.”
Since 2007, Jared Scharff has been playing guitar in the SNL house band. Prior to landing this spot, Jared had been a part of rock pop bands includingCarbondale (RCA) and Jared Scharff and the Royals. When he was recommended for an SNL audition, Scharff simply couldn’t say no. Over the last nine seasons, outside of SNL Scharff has had the opportunity to perform with acts including Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springstein, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Maroon 5.
In addition to performing weekly on SNL, Scharff produces and writes on various records, including Kat Dahlia’s “Mirror” and The Chainsmokers/Tritonal’s “Until You Were Gone”, as well as plays guitar on albums including Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. On his popular YouTube channel Unnecessary Shredding, Scharff takes today’s biggest pop songs such as “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) and “Boom Clap” (Charli XCX) and jams over them. The #UnnecessaryShredding hashtag has become a popular one amongst guitarists now uploading their own versions of Scharff’s concept.
Pearl Lion is gearing up to release two mini albums, Light and Dark. To date, three songs have been released off the EPs; “Alpha4” (off Dark), “On My Way Home” (off Light), and “Big Sky” (off Light). Previously released tracks are available for streaming on Soundcloud at http://www.soundcloud.com/IamPearlLion