South-London singer-songwriter Skylu returns with a brand new track “RED,” lifted from the forthcoming collaborative EP due this Spring. “RED,” created with Brighton-based producer Lyonheart, follows on from her recent singles “Ladders” and “Foreign Concept,” pays homage to ’90s indie-pop icons over bittersweet, nuanced lyricism.

Check out this wonderfully nostalgic slice of indie-pop as we premiere the video just below. About the video, Skylu explains:

“Possibly the most complete song I’ve ever been a part of. We filmed the video in a warehouse with a brilliant young director Louis Lincoln, washing the place in red light.”

Vocalist and lyricist Skylu has been finding solace in storytelling since she was tiny and hopping along pavements to avoid the lines. Humming melodies and scrawling lyrics came naturally from a young age, immersed in her dreamworld. These days it’s voice recordings on train platforms and bedroom jams.

A born collaborator, Skylu honed her craft over the last few years riding trains out of town for no signal recording sessions, thriving at improvisation and vocal harmonies amongst deep bass-lines and textured soundscapes. Skylu needs to hear and feel the heart in the vocal. Inspired by the raw and soulful Nina, Etta, Joni and Amy and contemporary voices of Cleo Sol, Lianne La Havas and Arlo Parks.

Skylu celebrates the release of the track with a show at Bar Dona in London on May 5th with tickets available here.

Artwork for “Red” by Skylu
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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.