Swedish siren Skott has been serving up dark, delicate gems since her debut single, “Porcelain” — and her latest release, the twinkling “Mermaid,” is just as enchanting.
The song saw its official radio premiere last week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and now the singer has dropped its accompanying visual. Skott shared a story about filming the video with Billboard and — spoiler alert! — things got wet.
“Filming the video was an exciting experience for me. I love swimming and I got to experience my very first shoot underwater,” Skott shared. “On the day of the shoot, I had trouble with the clothes I had selected for the video, so I ended up filming in my outfit that was planned for a show the next day. However, after shooting in the water for 14 hours, I had no time to dry the outfit and ended up having to perform in wet and cold clothes for the show.”
While the show may have been uncomfortable, it paid off. The clip, directed by Emile Rafael, is a breathtaking interpretation of the ballad.
The singer-songwriter is returning to North America for some tour dates, including a couple supporting spots with Phantogram and an appearance at Lollapalooza. Check out her tour schedule here:
07/30: Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Oro Medonte, ON
07/31*: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
08/01*: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
08/03: Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
08/04: Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, IL
08/06: Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QB
* Support for Phantogram