Skylu Top 5 Influences Playlist

"I used to run away to the river with my disc-man to hide from the world. I never really said a proper goodbye to my first love, it was tumultuous, to say the least."
15 February 2022

By Vasco Dega

London alt-pop singer-songwriter Skylu, presents her enticing alt-pop gem ‘Ladders’, out 18th February: “This track takes me back to my teenage years, pushing limits under dark skies, neon lights, first love, false confidence, and oceanic feelings. I used to run away to the river with my disc-man to hide from the world. I never really said a proper goodbye to my first love, it was tumultuous, to say the least. Ladders capture the playfulness, freedom, raw emotion, and insecurity underpinning that time. It feels brave and raw and magnetic. It was written in one afternoon in Brighton.”

Skylu Top 5 Influences Playlist

Imogen Heap – Speeding Cars

I remember this in my ears as a teenager – atmospheric and experimental, she is a wonder

Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me

One of my dearest girls sent this over to me years ago and told me to cover it.
Humour, strength and power xx

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Cleo Sol – Her Light

Soothing soulful, natural and hopeful – she’s got it

Little Dragon – Twice

Haunting lyricism, simple and textured, a special band

Submotion Orchestra – All Yours

I first discovered these guys in Leeds in a basement club then had the pleasure of exquisite live sets at festivals in the sunshine

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