Rising Swedish pop star Skott unveiled her latest single “Midas” on Friday (Oct. 18), and chatted with Billboard about how the romantic song came together.
On the new track, the singer (born Pauline Skott) likens an arrogant lover to the ancient king in Greek mythology whose touch could turn anything to gold. “Midas/ You’re used to hearing that you’re something/ Above the ordinary, golden/ You wanna be the one and only/ Doesn’t it get lonely?” she questions over a looping vocal sample and atmospheric production.
"This is the most stripped down and naked song I've released so far,” she tells Billboard. “I'd call it my very first proper ballad, where the melodies climb towards a climax in the romantic chorus. It's that kind of song that plays on the whole spectrum and range of the voice, and even though it's a minimal production, it's like your brain fills in an orchestra playing.