Emerging artist and producer skaiwater shares their latest offering “emo hotel” – an ethereal yet lively track that takes listeners on a sonic journey as skaiwater weaves a tale of a relationship that may not be right for them. As the song progresses, the intensity builds, creating a hypnotic and immersive musical experience.
The track begins with a delicate, otherworldly ambiance that draws you in with its dream-like quality. As it unfolds, the music gradually intensifies, mirroring the emotions of a tumultuous relationship. The mesmerizing beats and evocative melodies intertwine, creating a perfect balance between introspection and danceability.
“emo hotel” arrives fresh on the heels of the rising artists track “good things” and “good things 2 ft. tana.” On the track skai continues their “enchanting club cuts,” the track garnered recognition from Our Generation, and RIFF Magazine who called out the “hypnotic beat draws your attention quickly and the slick lyrics flexing fast cash and a party lifestyle are paired well with the syncopated delivery of the lyricists.” This year skai also shared the dense and vibrant single “molli,” a moody yet fast-paced and infectious track that boasts the varied and far-flung elements fans of the multihyphenate have come to expect.
A building year for the Nottingham-native, this year they also performed at festivals such as Music Midtown, and Reading and Leeds, as well as collaborated with PinkPantheress as a producer on her upcoming album. Prior to those efforts skaiwater first found a fandom on SoundCloud – they met Lil Nas X through the platform, became friends, and worked together on music — eventually garnering a writing credit on “Holiday.” This approach also garnered the attention of other collaborators, such as midwxst, who appeared on skaiwater’s single “Kamikaze Two,” the late Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, who added a verse to “Work!” from their first mixtape, Happy Hour. In 2022 Skai also released a 14-track mixtape, rave, which features “boys don’t cry” and “miles” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The track and its remixes connected with fans, garnering over 20 million streams, hitting the Top 10 US Songs on TikTok and #38 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50.