Make no mistake, things may not have come easy for Scarlet Parke, but she understands a good mindset can get you places. The singer/songwriter is a rising star in the Seattle music scene and the product of a broken home, where drugs and alcohol touched her life continually. Scarlet overcame and now sets an example for youth with similar experiences.
An avid singer since she first saw The Little Mermaid at the age of four, Scarlet’s voice led her through church, school, and up to college where she earned a vocal scholarship. It was two months into her university career that the music program got cut, but once again tackling adversity, she followed her voice out of school and onto the stage.
“Find that one thing that makes you get up each day. Focus on that, do what it takes to make that happen.”
Already with a loyal following, Scarlet’s goals are still evolving. She is currently transitioning into pop music with a series of singles being released summer of 2018, and she has found success in entrepreneurship. Seeing an opportunity to connect musicians in her hometown, Scarlet created Parke Ave, the first app of its kind. Now, in addition to her music career, she hosts monthly events, helping strengthen the artist community in Seattle. In addition, she has continued to partner with a local alternative school, hoping to mentor kids from broken homes, and those who want to know there’s hope on the other side.
Once Scarlet followed her voice. Then she let her voice lead. Now, it has a purpose. “Everything is temporary. It’s not necessarily a bad thing or a good thing, but it’s a thing that reminds you that where you are now is not where you’re always going to be. Where you are going depends on your mindset.”