TOTT 2016 #3: SKOTT
As the story goes, Swedish ethereal future-pop artist SKOTT was raised in a Scandinavian forest commune ran by outcast folk musicians, only hearing contemporary music for the first time upon visiting the city in her mid-teens. Her off-kilter and elegant music evokes memories of something “pure, natural and wild” – a sense of pastoral empowerment relating to her early years growing up in the woods.
She exploded onto the scene in a flash. The haunting melodies and ominous depth of her debut track ‘Porcelain’ allowed it to charm its way into the hearts (and into the music libraries) of fans and skeptics alike, and garnered praise from the likes of Lorde, Zane Lowe, and Huw Stephens. She topped Hype Machine’s “Most Blogged Chart” (and has done so several times), and Annie Mac even named Porcelain her ‘Hottest Record In The World’. A strong start.
So far having unveiled four tracks; Porcelain, Wolf, Amelia and Lack Of Emotion, SKOTT has seemed to gain more and more momentum with each release. Her debut show was a slot at Way Out West festival in Sweden, and she has since gone on to play a string of sold out shows and festivals in cities such as London, Paris, and Brighton.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger, and Florence And The Machine, SKOTT’s musical style of combining sweet harmony with dark, synthy setting is driving her from strength to strength, and her impressive run so far certainly cements her place amongst our Top Of The Tips countdown of 2016.
Words by George Rowan
Tipped by Robin Seamer from Breaking More Waves
View the full TOTT 2016 countdown here
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