St. Matthew is the latest release from the stunning singer songwriter Sky AKA Skyler Stahlmann. She pays reference to herself as ‘a small girl with a big voice’; that feels like the biggest understatement of the century after I have checked out her most recent single. St. Matthew is steeped in romantically pensive emotion, it’s clear that Sky didn’t supress the emotions which she poured into her performance. The lyrics are as deeply resounding as her voice. Sure, there are many artists around today with the similar style to Warpaint and London Grammar, yet the Sarasota based artist carries a personability to her soaring vocal style which makes her sound organic, textured and quite frankly stunning. The beat behind St. Matthew progresses in an almost ominous way, the minimalism makes it all too easy for Sky’s voice to dominate the track allowing he lyrics to hit you like a brick, repeatedly. Now I feel bruised.
You can check out Sky’s latest track St. Matthew on SoundCloud now alongside her other releases (she does a heart wrenching cover of Radiohead’s Creep).
Review by Amelia Vandergast