Swedish singer/songwriter Skott performs sophisticated progressive pop focused on ethereal atmospherics and expressive lyrics. Born Pauline Skott, the artist grew up in a small community in Vikarbyn, Sweden, known for its traditional customs and own language. Since most of the village comprised folk musicians, Skott learned to play violin at a very young age. In fact, she wouldn't hear contemporary music until her teenage years, when she made a trip to the city and discovered Muse. As an avid gamer, she also delved into video game music, composing imaginary soundtracks to favorites like Final Fantasy and Zelda. Later, she decided to pursue music and enrolled at the Musikmakarna music school. Blending the sounds of contemporaries like Lorde, LÉON, and Susanne Sundfør, Skott made her debut in 2016 with the single "Porcelain" b/w "Wolf." She quickly followed with "Amelia" and "Lack of Emotion" before year's end. In 2017, she issued "Glitter & Gloss," "Mermaid," and "Remain," touring with artists like MØ and Phantogram.
The following year, she released the EP Stay Off My Mind, which included four previously unreleased tracks, and the single "Bloodhound" in 2019. ~ Neil Z. Yeung