It’s been since February that we’ve had any news to share about Skott, and since January that we’ve heard any new music. If you’ve been a regular reader of Substream you know that we adore her, so that time feels like an eternity. Our long wait is over though, as Skott shared a new track called “Mermaid,” premiering it on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1’s show.
The track is one of Skott’s most tender to date, a declaration of devotion and affection to the subject of the song. While it does contain the great synths that have come to exemplify the singer’s work, “Mermaid” also contains a solid undercurrent of keys and strings that make it stand out even more.
In a tweet from the weekend, Skott says “Mermaid” was the first track she wrote under her current moniker. As is now tradition, the single art is breathtakingly beautiful, with a depiction of–you guessed it–a mermaid.
You can check out a stream of “Mermaid” along with the cover art below.