Thursday, 10 November 2016

Ones to Watch 2017 #2 - Skott

Breaking More Waves second One to Watch is Swedish singer Skott. Having wowed the blogs (including this one) this summer with her debut release Wolf she’s followed it up with small number of songs, each one receiving plaudits for their sharp icy electronic pop prowess.

The one obvious comparison to Skott would be Norwegian star Aurora who took elements of traditional acoustic song writing and brought them into a largely computerised environment but maintained the power and humanity of the songs. One of the differences between the two though is that whilst Aurora’s live performances have been full of her own unstopping emotional wonderment and warmth, Skott’s handful of live gigs (I caught one in London a few months back) have possessed a different sense of drama – one of composed coolness. That’s not to say that Skott is aloof or not engaging, more that it seemed that she was already ready to own the stage. There were some serious vocal chops as well. 

It’s this combination of factors; great songs with the occasional twist or surprise in them, combined with a more than solid live performance, that suggest that Skott will be One to Watch in 2017.

Skott - Lack Of Emotion