After debuting her scintillating new single “Glitter & Gloss” to widespread critical acclaim last month, Skott returns with a sweeping and cinematic visual accompaniment — her first ever official music video — directed by Zhang + Knight. Watch the new video HERE.
Beautifully shot over two days in Ukraine, the video for “Glitter & Gloss” offers up some truly breathtaking scenery—rolling snow-covered hills, frosty plains, dense powder-white forests and vast lakes of ice glistening in the sun. This chilly setting, providing the perfect visual complement for Skott’s icy and ethereal single, her haunting vocals sparkling against a backdrop of shimmering synths, menacing percussion and hazy, incandescent production.
As her first release of 2017, “Glitter & Gloss” follows previous singles, “Lack of Emotion,” “Amelia,” “Wolf” and her stunning debut single from last summer, “Porcelain,” which snagged a coveted slot on the official FIFA 17 soundtrack. Skott is slated to make her U.S. live debut this Spring, with confirmed appearances at SXSW in Austin, followed by one-off shows in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Skott spent her early years in a forest commune run by a collection of outcast folk musicians. Together they built a small but supportive community, quite far from the nearest populated city. There, surrounded by nature she thrived, learning to appreciate life without all the distractions associated with living in a city. Largely sequestered from contemporary pop culture, it wasn’t until Skott ventured into the city during her mid-teens that she listened to contemporary music for the first time.
Since making her debut last year, Skott has been steadily racking up support online, topping Hype Machine’s ‘Most Blogged’ chart numerous times, with her songs popping up on several Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists and massive radio support from the likes of Annie Mac (Radio 1), Zane Lowe (Beats1) and KCRW (Jason Kramer). Described as “mesmerizing” by The FADER, “menacing and magical” by Noisey and “definitely worth paying attention to” by Pigeons & Planes, Skott has even received high profile endorsements on Twitter from both Katy Perry and Lorde. Most recently VEVO dscvr included the Swedish singer in their ‘Ones to Watch 2017’ list. Check out an exclusive live performance of “Porcelain” HERE. There’s no question that Skott is one to watch in 2017.
“Glitter & Gloss” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms via Sony Music Entertainment UK/RCA Records.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
3/13 – 3/19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/21 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
3/23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY