Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired electronic duo SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. They are known for taking inspiration from inexplicable and brutal criminal cases and the mystery surrounding unsolved deaths, and transforming them into songs to remind us of the darkness within the human psyche, while taking great care to avoid any glorification. Small clusters of songs have been released as EPs, titled in numbered chapters.
Today, Skyndconcludes Chapter IV, with the release of the new single ‘Edmund Kemper’ & its accompanying video, directed by Anique Wild. The song features a mysterious, renowned and revered international guitarist as a special guest.
Often asked why each particular case, Skynd comments: “There is a detail to this story that stuck with me and sparked my creativity to write about Edmund Kemper. As a young boy Edmund liked to play with Barbie dolls & dolls. He “took“ their heads off and that made a sound like a “pop“, performing funeral rites. While translating true crime cases into music I have a visual idea of the song, and the dolls had to be in the video. It was important to me to show the beheading of the doll because it illustrates his crimes, without being too gratuitous.”
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Video director Anique Wild adds: “I had the great honour to translate Skynd’s new song into a visual world. A hardly believable story of a brutal monster who could not appear more normal in the outside world. The video is meant to convey the values of this song in an artistic, visual way. Find the story behind the story – try to look behind the curtain.”
Skynd recently wrapped up a mesmerising, extensive tour across Europe including the UK with ICE NINE KILLS. Now, Skynd can reveal their first set of European headline dates for November 2023, comprising 19 shows across 11 countries.
Skynd states archly, “We brought The Dark Place to the Wurst Vacation Tour with Ice Nine Kills. Now we invite you to delve deeper, if you dare…”
Fans who sign up to the SKYND mailing list will get an exclusive ticket pre-sale starting tomorrow! Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time this Wednesday (June 21) for the Euro dates shown below.