The general consensus amongst people who like pop music, and even some that don’t, is that it’s lost its sense of adventure and that streaming, algorithms, songwriters and producers working to a safe formula are partly to blame. Thankfully there are songs like Skott’s Glitter & Gloss to remind you that there are people out there still trying a bit.
The first six seconds of this tune are brilliant. It sounds like a weird distressed electronic elephant. Thankfully the sound doesn’t just occur in the first six seconds, it occurs at least seven times more, with the later ones being super extended versions.
Then there are children singing on the record. Slightly creepy sounding kids that sound as if they’ve been watching too much American Horror Story in the shadows and listening to the Let’s Eat Grandma album (now there’s an adventurous pop record).
It is, all in all, a very good; the sort of song I hope Lorde returns with (imagine a Lorde and Skott duet – that would be worth seeing). It’s why I tipped her as One to Watch for 2017 (here) and to prove a point, I’ll be following my own advice and doing exactly that, for the second time, when she plays in London in March.
Skott - Glitter & Gloss