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SKYND drop new single Michelle Carter, announce UK / European tour

Watch the video for true-crime-inspired duo SKYND’s new single, Michelle Carter.

Industrial duo SKYND – whose often creepy and terrifying music is inspired by true crime and serial killers – have shared their latest dark single and video, Michelle Carter.

Vocalist Skynd explains of the inspiration behind their newest effort and how it was all pieced together: This is unlike any of the other cases I have focused on. Crime has changed since the advent of smartphones. This is a very modern true crime case, the fact that there is a written record of everything that they wrote each other… This really helped me in the research phase, as I was able to use their actual words, because they were available to me. 

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The quote, Sometimes things happen and we never have the answer why’ – this really stuck with me, because I still don’t understand, and I’m not sure that anyone definitively does.”

Skynd adds of the accompanying music video, The thought was to take this different kind of song, and make a different kind of video. It made sense to make this our first lyric video since this lends well to the case, due to the text messages as the focus. But we couldn’t simply make a lyric video, we had to do something special. We decided to go with light based on how Michelle Carter portrayed herself in court, relying on innocence and florals. White seems innocent, but if you have one bloodstain on a white surface, you can’t hide it.”

Catch SKYND live at the following dates next year:

February 2022

1 Helsinki Tavastia
4 Oslo Krøsset
5 Stockholm Nalen Klubb
7 Copenhagen Pumpehuset
8 Hamburg Logo
9 Berlin Cassiopeia
10 Prague Rock Cafe
11 Munich Feierwerk
12 Köln Luxor
14 Antwerp Kavka
15 Paris Les Etoiles
16 Amsterdam Melkweg
18 London O2 Academy Islington
19 Manchester Deaf Institute
20 Glasgow King Tut’s
21 Birmingham Mama Roux

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Posted on May 7th 2021, 1:15p.m.
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