We discovered Scandinavian artist Skott last month when she debuted her first-ever single, “Porcelain,” and blew us away. Today, the singer-songwriter has released her second track to ever go public and it’s arguably better than the first.
Initially airing yesterday as a ‘World Record’ with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, the new single, titled “Wolf,” is utterly stunning in every facet. Following the success of similarly incredible artists like Lorde and Zella Day, Skott’s vocal abilities are breathtaking, with key changes in “Wolf” (and “Porcelain”) that will make your head spin and have you immediately hitting play again as your first (and several succeeding) listens come to a close. With harp strums, minimalist beats, and even just a hint of disco influence, Skott’s newest offering is one of the best things to happen to pop music in some time. Take the journey below:
Speaking to The Fader, where the single premiered, Skott explains, “Sometimes you can’t control what you feel — no matter how we change ourselves on the surface, there’s an instinct inside of us we can’t ignore. ‘Wolf’ is about not giving up on what your heart truly desires. I see the woods where I grew up when I hear the song; I recall something pure, natural and wild—it makes me feel empowered in some way.”
“Wolf” joins “Porcelain” for an A/B single release that will be available on limited 7-inch vinyl this Friday, July 29 through B3SCI Records (U.S.) and Chess Club Records (U.K.). Pre-orders are available here. Just look at this cover art! It has dinosaurs!
Skott will make her live debut in Sweden next month and follow the performance with more shows that can be found below.
Aug 13 // Sweden @ Way Out West
Sept 28 // London @ Notting Hill Arts Club ‘New Shapes’
Sept 29 // London @ Birthdays
Oct 26 // Paris @ Pitchfork Music Festival