Last Friday, was Skott’s EP “Stay Off My Mind” released

By on January 14, 2018

Swedish Skott, Pauline Skött, released the EP “Stay Off My Mind” last Friday via Chess Club/RCA. It contains four new songs and the first single is the title track “Stay Off My Mind”, a song that shows another side of Skott that her audience has not heard before – a more playful and exuberant sound than previous singles. The song samples drums from Peter Bjorn and John’s very beloved cult classic “Young Folks”.

Skott tells about the song “Stay Off My Mind”: “I have worked with Bjorn from Peter Bjorn & John, and we thought about replacing the sampling, but it worked so perfect that we ultimately chose to keep it in the song. The producers and I could not determine bpm for the song – when the verse felt fast, the chorus felt slow, so the song actually change tempo four times”.

Despite the bright and vibrant melodies, “Stay Off My Mind” was written after a close friend of Skott passed away.

“In the end, it’s a song about missing someone so much that you almost live more in the past than in the present. There are double feelings because we can have such nice memories, but life continues and sometimes you get flashbacks that can hold you back so much that it can be hard to move on.”

In the new EP, Skott has once again teamed up with the Stockholm-based producers Christian Nilsson, Theo Carlson and Agrin Rhamani, while Anders Hvenare (Miike Snow, Niki & The Dove, Tove Styrke) has mixed.

Skott who previously been honored by Katy Perry and Lorde on Twitter have a promising 2018 in front of her. In addition to the EP and single release, she is nominated for P3 Gold in the categories Future Artist and Pop of the Year. During March/April, a tour will be held together with MØ in Great Britain.

Song list EP “Stay Off My Mind”:

1. “Stay Off My Mind”
2. “This Vibe”
3. “Russian Soul”
4. “In The Mood”

Skott Live:

28 March – O2 Ritz, Manchester (w/ MØ)
30 March – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ MØ)
31 March – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ MØ)
4 April – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ MØ)
5 April – Open, Norwich (w/ MØ)
7 April – O2 Academy, Bristol (w/ MØ)

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music