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Skott announces herself with the enchantingly contagious “Porcelain”

14 June 2016, 10:13 | Written by George O'Brien

"The most precious things take time and care to build, but take only a fraction of that time to destroy or break.” A fragile, melancholy outlook is at the heart of Skott’s first outing and yet there is hope running through the tracks veins.

Growing-up in a forest commune run by a collection of outcast folk musicians, the young musician had something of an unorthodox journey towards this release. Sheltered from the influence of contemporary music, she has been able to develop her craft via a community of like-minded individuals as well as the world around her.

The result is the beguiling, enchantingly contagious “Porcelain”, a track exploring “how you can spend limitless time creating something - trust, for example - but you can also let it fall to the ground in a second.”

With a chilling vocal, recalling Norwegian starlet Emilie Nicolas, Skott paints a beautifully bucolic picture complete with fairy-tale-esque, layered refrain and flute punctuation, pulled from the aforementioned folk upbringing.

There’s a fragility in this debut effort that is somehow undercut by a subtextual confidence from a new artist we are bound to see a lot more from in near future; stream below.

”Porcelain” is available via Chess Club (UK) / B3SCI (US) on 7-inch vinyl from 29 July.

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