Singer-Bassist Afi Scruggs Draws Upon Personal Experience for Her New Single


About four years ago, local singer-bassist Afi Scruggs went through a divorce that put her back on the dating scene.

“I met guys the old-fashioned way - no Tinder, no swiping,” she says in a press statement about her new single, “Social Media Blues.” “But I got dumped 21st-century style — no posts, no messages, no nothing. Ghosted.”

To help herself heal, she wrote and produced the song. It comes out on Wednesday.

“It’s a mix of old and new,” she says of the song. “To play off the retro vibe, I recorded the song with all the musicians in the same room — no loops, no samples. Just instruments and vocals. This is the song a woman sings when she’s been duped and dropped. But 'Social Media Blues' isn’t a dirge. It’s a slightly tongue-in-cheek response to the modern courtship — if we can call it that anymore.”

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