“Island” is the brand new single from Welsh singer and songwriter Violet Skies, and the first single from her forthcoming EP This Was Us, which is to be released in the spring. Described as “sensuous, vibrant and evocative”, Skies takes inspiration from Joni Mitchell, James Blake and Bon Iver, and has previously been supported by BBC Introducing, and performed at Glastonbury, SXSW and Eurosonic, to mention a few.
Speaking about the inspiration for her new track, Violet Skies says, “I wasn’t really expecting it to become something I released […] but it grew to mean more and more to me. It’s about finding peace and freedom, in this particular case, from the noise of other people and the noise inside your own head. The subject surrounds one particular person and our relationship. I was trying my best to understand and empathise with something difficult they were going through“.