Nights Like These is the latest aural offering of Indie Pop collective Skittish; before the first verse even ran through I was captivated by the resonant melodies on offer from the US based four-piece powerhouse. Their rhythmically delicate composition is one of the most poignant tracks from the Folk-Rock genre that I’ve heard in a long time. Skittish may draw reminiscence to bands such as Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men and Bastille with their sound, yet their prodigal approach to the genre is anything but archetypal. Nights Like These is on the slower spectrum of Folk and doesn’t rely on overly amplified instrumentals to create evocative waves of emotion; that all boils down to the sweet vocal offerings which verse the straight poetic lyrics for the ultimate feel-good effect.
You can check out Skittish’s latest single Nights Like These for yourselves from July 20th, 2018 via SoundCloud, in the meantime, head on over to their page and check out their other mesmerizingly concordant Folk Rock masterpieces.
Review by Amelia Vandergast