Posts Tagged ‘Skott’

March 24, 2018

Skott dropped a lyric video for her song Russian Soul while we were running amok in Austin last week. Our love of the Scandinavian artist’s Bohemian styled pop runs deep. Russian Soul is as enchanting as ever accompanied by the gorgeously constructed, prismatic hued clip. The flawlessly supple song, dripping with exquisite longing, comes off the artist’s recent EP, Stay Off My Mind, which is available from iTunes, here.

January 17, 2018
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It’s hard to believe nearly a year has passed since I made it a crucial point to catch Skott at SXSW in Austin. The Scandinavian artist was more than enchanting, dressed in a beautiful long robe that befit her ethereal, mystical style of pop. Last Friday, Skott surprised fans with a new four track EP entitled Stay On My Mind, out on Chess Club / RCA Records. It’s a stunning collecting of tunes that reveals a different side to Skott’s pop prowess, as fully exhibited on its title track and first single. She gives us a glimpse of a more sugary uptempo side to her artistry with the limber and lissome pop song, propelled by a gentle percussive roll similar to the one found on Peter, Bjorn and John’s Young Folks, whom Skott has worked with frequently in Sweden. Despite the uplifting feel of the track, Stay On My Mind was written following the death of a close friend and explores the difficulty in letting go. Skott explains: “Ultimately it’s a song about missing someone so much that you’re almost living more in the past than in the present.” She continues: “We can have such fond memories, but life goes on and sometimes having flashbacks can keep you from moving on.” Preview the rest of the new EP on Soundcloud, here, and download from iTunes, here.

September 13, 2017
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Scandinavian siren SKOTT has bewitched us to no end with her music this past year. She’s even captivated me live when I made a point to catch her at SXSW back in March. So it was a pleasant surprise to see her as the guest vocalist on a new single from Los Angeles siblings Grey. Together, they offer up a beautifully stirring, supple springing combination of aureate pop and effervescent electronica  on Crime. The only true “crime” here would be to let this one slip by you. SKOTT’s lithesome vocals are the perfect complement to Grey’s gentle guitar strums and chimerical future beats production. Crime is available from iTunes, here.

September 6, 2017
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Scandinavian pop sensation SKOTT was more than bewitching when I caught her live at SXSW earlier this year. Songs like Porcelain and Wolf were mystically moving, and SKOTT’s siren like performance quickly reminded me of her eclectic background having grown up in a small town forest with ‘outcast’ folk musicians. The Norwegian chanteuse is one of the most fascinating pop artists of 2017, and she’ll certainly “remain” in that position for the rest of the year and beyond if she continues to drop spine tingling songs like her latest single, Remain. SKOTT surprises us by venturing into inky opaque, shadowy haunting waters with this bass wobbling, echo effusive electronic pop offering. 

“Remain” was written from a place of heartbreak and acceptance, the singer explains; “I fell madly in love when I was 13, and for five years we were inseparable. But sometimes we’re powerless against change – this song is about the pain of growing apart, and accepting that sometimes we have to leave something behind in order to move forward.  How do you tell that to someone, when it’s already hard enough to accept it yourself?” Despite its gloomy atmosphere, Remain is an aureate and intricate, elegant and balletic beauty. Re-visit SKOTT’s prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

July 24, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.18.2017 – 07.19.2017

Featured Music – July 18-19, 2017
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July 20, 2017
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Mermaids are such mystical, mythical creatures, cloaked in mystery and shrouded in the abstruse. Scandinavian pop sensation Skott has been exuding much of that same enigmatic allure after emerging into the spotlight with her debut, Porcelain, over a year ago. Her background itself seems Delphian. Skott grew up in a small town forest commune run by ‘outkast’ folk musicians, and we’ve never quite known exactly where she’s from. Her music has been bewitching, to say the least, and new song Mermaid adds to her sophisticated magnetism. Skott’s vocal range is on full display on this enchanting pop aria, Mermaid emanates the wispy melancholy of Lana Del Rey and the dark haunting pop of Lykke Li, as well as some of the galvanic vocal power of Tei Shi. Like many of Skott’s prior offerings, Mermaid is regal and magical. Visit her growing catalog of fine music on Soundcloud, here.

January 30, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.27.2017 – 01.29.2017

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January 28, 2017
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SKOTT has been one of the most intriguing newcomers in the new music scene and one of my favorite fast rising artists since she made an indelible mark with debut Porcelain last summer. Not only does she have a fascinating past, having grown up in a forest community of ‘outkast’ folk musicians, but that peregrine history seeps through in her eccentric music. SKOTT demonstrates this point yet again on Glitter & Gloss, her most uptempo and grand majestic tune to date. All the glitter and gloss in the world can’t distract me from this whimsically dazzling mixture of alt, electro, and folk pop. My Lykke Li, Mr Little Jeans, and Zella Day loving heart has been won over instantaneously by yet another outstanding SKOTT song. I can’t wait to watch how high SKOTT’s star ascends as we continue our love affair with her enchanting music. 

November 2, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.31.2016

Featured music – October 31st, 2016

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November 1, 2016
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You’d think it’s hard to top off a debut like Porcelain, yet Skott has not disappointed us with every single songs she’s revealed since. Newest jewel Lack Of Emotion is a unique and fresh take on Bohemian folk and jazzy disco pop. It’s as vivid and vibrant as can be, a lush and elegant beauty that whisks us right off our feet despite a hint of melancholic undertone. Lack Of Emotion’s vivacious cadence and Skott’s graceful voice leave me beaming and wondering which Skott song I love the most. It’s a very hard decision, perhaps an impossible one. The rising Scandinavian artist’s newest single is out now on iTunes via B3SCI /Chess Club. Skott will be making her U.S. live debut in spring of 2017. Hopefully, this includes a stop over in California. In the meantime, Skott is writing her debut album, due out next year.