LA artist and songwriter Skeleton Woman – better known as SKo – emerges this month with a gorgeously smooth and emotive electro-pop track; one that effectively tips its hat to both trip hop and soul in a stylish and blissfully calming way.
Planes is a beauty – gorgeously expressive vocals walk hand in hand with a thoughtful structure that artistically holds close to the concept in question.
SKo emerges as an impressive vocalist, with a flawless production style, but also as a story-teller. This poetic and personal single deals with intimacy and reflection – relationships, regrets. It’s accessible, familiar for most, yet the chosen phrases and the changing rhythm of the vocal – as well as the quiet passion in the voice – all gives it an air of freshness that’s easy to escape into.
Beautiful, a gorgeous debut and a refreshing alternative to mainstream pop right now. This electronic, ambient approach compliments SKo’s soulful, breathy vocals perfectly well. I look forward to the longer project.