Skott recently won my heart with "Porcelain," her heartfelt, falsetto-fueled debut single. She's returned with her follow-up, "Wolf."
What I love about her music is the intricate instrumentation and complex melodies. She brings a unexpected sophistication to indie pop, blessing an overdone genre with a fierce individuality that still feels accessible.
"Wolf" is a breathless testament to finding strength within unbridled desire. Her voice trickles through icy highs complemented by brassy lows, encompassing an impressive range of notes and emotions alike.
Skott grew up in a commune of outcast musicians, and this song is meant to communicate the wildness our roots. She says of the song:
"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.”
It could be because I've been itching for new music from them, but I'd love to hear her do a collaboration with Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. Fingers crossed!