Skott is a firm favourite here at Ja Ja Ja. With a flurry of fantastic singles already under her belt, the Swedish singer has created her own brand of unique pop, with tracks such as debut single ‘Porcelain’ showcasing her astonishing voice to full effect, and the recent “dramatic and cinematic” ‘Mermaid‘. Her sound is difficult to define, but it’s one which pushes the boundaries, and the fact that every single so far has sounded different demonstrates her versatility and certainly keeps her fans on their toes.
Latest single, ‘Remain’, is no exception to that. Kicking off with a vocoder heavy intro, straight out the Kanye West/Bon Iver playbook, this is a more stripped back single, light on the percussion but full of atmosphere. Flowing from start to finish, ‘Remain’ adds depth to an already dynamic catalogue of songs.
Having said that, with this release, there are some things that do remain constant. First is the original artwork that Skott designs for each of her singles, featuring woodland animals and her intriguing Swedish family crest – both of which are undoubtedly a tribute to her upbringing in rural Sweden. Second is support from established artists, with celebrity fans including Bastille and Lorde, and regular airplay from Zane Lowe. The talent which Skott has displayed on her singles so far means it’s impossible to discount her as anything other than a formidable singer/songwriter who is deservedly going to be huge.
‘Remain’ is out now on Chess Club records/RCA in the UK, so have a listen for yourself on Spotify below: