A&R Factory Present: Skout

Between where you are and where you’d like to be, there exists a state of hopeful unrest. It’s in that space, that in-between, where Brooklyn-based indie-folker Skout has taken residence.

Skout’s candid lyrics explore the intricacies of navigating this in-between, powerfully depicting the complex relationships between identity, change, and a search for solid ground. Perhaps most unique to Skout, however, is the intricate, percussive acoustic guitar that has come to define her sound.

Skout’s innate knack for catchy, eclectic songwriting shines in her 2014 debut EP, Again Anew. After touring to support the EP and securing talented guitarist Connor Gladney as a songwriting and performing counterpart later that year, Skout caught the attention of soul-pop powerhouse Eric Hutchinson. He signed on to produce their second EP, set for release summer of 2016. Skout’s sophomore effort maintains an unshakeable acoustic backbone while simultaneously demonstrating the versatility of her songwriting chops. It’s a testament to the undeniable promise of this young indie-folker.

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