“Stay Off My Mind” by Skott

This week, Skott released a brand new four-track EP titled Stay Off My Mind. Available worldwide via Chess Club/RCA Records. The first single is title-track “Stay Off My Mind” samples the up-tempo break-beat from the popular 2006 single “Young Folks” by Peter, Bjorn and John whom Skott knows and works frequently with in Sweden. “It just worked so perfectly.” Explains Skott, who initially used the beat as a backdrop to write the song to but found it blended so well with the final production, she decided to keep it in.

Despite the uplifting feel of the track, it was written following the death of a close friend of hers and explores the difficulty in letting go. “Ultimately it’s a song about missing someone so much that you’re almost living more in the past than in the present.” She continues. “We can have such fond memories, but life goes on and sometimes having flashbacks can keep you from moving on.”

Produced by Skott’s long-term collaborators in Stockholm, Agrin Rhamani, Theo Carlson and Christian Nilsson and mixed by Anders Hvenare (Miike Snow, Niki & The Dove, Tove Styrke), the EP showcases a new direction and acts as a very welcome return from this innovative young Swedish musician.