Skott is very pleased to announce details of a brand new four-track EP, ‘Stay Off My Mind’. It is available digitally now through Chess Club/RCA.
Buoyant and bold, the first single to be lifted from the EP of the same title, ‘Stay Off My Mind’, is Skott at her most jaunty. It eschews the icy, haunting demenour of her introductory tracks but loses none of its charm or indeed that peerless vocal delivery.
Stay Off My Mind was built around a breakbeat sample from Peter, Bjorn and John’s, ‘Young Folks’.
Skott on the track: “I’ve been working a bit with Bjorn from Peter Bjorn & John, and we meant to replace the sample, but it just worked so perfectly so its ended up in the song. The producers and I couldn’t decide on a bpm for the song – when the verse felt fast, the chorus felt slow, and vice versa, so the song actually switches tempo four times”.
Despite all the bright, breezy melodies, the track was written following the death of a close friend of Skott.
“Ultimately it’s a song about missing someone so much that you’re almost living more in the past than in the present. It’s bittersweet because we can have such fond memories, but life goes on and sometimes having flashbacks can keep you from moving on.”
Produced by Skott’s long-term collaborators in Stockholm (Agrin Rhamani, Theo Carlson and Christian Nilsson) and mixed by Anders Hvenare (Miike Snow, Niki & The Dove, Tove Styrke), the EP showcases a playful new direction and acts as a very welcome return from this innovative young Swedish musician.
EP Tracklisting: Stay Off My Mind, This Vibe, Russian Soul, In The Mood
Listen to the Stay Off My Mind EP here: http://smarturl.it/SOMMSP
Buy the EP digitally here: http://smarturl.it/SOMM
Skott returns to the UK in March for support dates alongside MØ, including Brixton Academy on 4th April.
28th March – O2 Ritz, Manchester (w/ MØ)
30th March – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ MØ)
31st March – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ MØ)
4th April – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ MØ)
5th April – Open, Norwich (w/ MØ)
7th April – O2 Academy, Bristol (w/ MØ)