SKYND return with new single, ‘Chris Watts’

By February 16, 2022 Culture, News

Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired electronic duo SKYND have revealed their new single ‘Chris Watts’ along with a brand-new video by critically acclaimed Grammy nominated music video director P.R Brown (Korn, Slipknot, Motley Crue, Audioslave, Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Alicia Keys) watch it HERE. The new track and video tell the grisly story of the Watts family murders in Colorado in 2018, and the release comes days before Skynd play a string of sold-out UK shows, starting at the O2 Academy Islington on Friday 18th. Further UK dates and festivals will be announced soon.

Skynd on the inspiration for the new single; “When I learned about this case in August 2018, this brutal story stuck with me. I felt the need to write about it. But how? The murder of the children made me so sad that I realized it must only become a ballad. I am still extremely upset about this case, because I was able to follow it live, so to speak. I was there watching when he gave the interviews and when it came out how brutal he was. The Chris Watts case brought out a lot of emotions in me. When children are involved, it is always a little bit worse for me to write about. It is a very grim case when you think of all the details. A father kills his children with his favourite cloth. It’s so heartbreaking, cruel and brutal that you can’t look away.”

Director P.R Brown on the ‘Chris Watts’ video; “What fascinates me the most about Skynd is the construct of exploration of past atrocities, not as celebration, rather as an investigation of a broken society that needs to be examined so we can grow from it. I live inside an art filled mind and any opportunity that I can express a concept with a metaphorical lens is a great day. I am lucky to have found similar interests with Skynd and am beyond excited to explore the further reaches of the human condition together.”

SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. Having released Chapter I in 2018 followed by Chapter II in 2019, and now with over 18 million hits on YouTube, “Chris Watts” follows “Michelle Carter” as the third single in Chapter III, alongside 2020’s “Columbine”.

Chapter III will continue their exploration of the darkest and most disturbing parts of the human psyche following their belief that ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’. SKYND 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.

The live tour in February 2022 is SKYND’s first headline tour – full dates are listed below, and tickets are on sale now. “I am looking forward to this, I can’t wait” says Skynd; “I was due to tour after the Babymetal support ended, but covid. Father and I have been busy writing songs and planning videos, but I cannot wait to stand on stage and feel the vibe. I want to see you. I want to feel you. There is something so powerful about being in a room together, nothing can replace that feeling. We are making sure that this tour, our first headline tour, will be something very special and unforgettable.”

SKYND LIVE 2022

18.02 London UK ●︎ Islington Academy

19.02 Manchester UK ●︎ Deaf Institute

20.02 Glasgow UK ●︎ King Tut’s

21.02 Birmingham UK ●︎ Mama Roux

30.05 Antwerp BE ●︎ Kavka

31.05 Amsterdam NL ●︎ Melkweg

2.06 Warsaw PL ●︎ Hydrozagadka

3-5.06 Nurburgring DE ●︎ Rock am Ring

3-5.06 Nuremburg DE ●︎ Rock im Park

12.06 Moscow RU ●︎ Izvestia

13.06 St Petersburg RU ●︎ Steroleto

15-18.06 Hradec Králové CZ ●︎ Rock For People

24-26.06 Ferropolis DE ●︎ Full Force

07.07 Kyiv UA ●︎ Atlas Weekend

21-24.07 Cuxhaven DE ●︎ Deichbrand Festival

01.08 Helsinki FI ●︎ Vanha Ylioppilastalo

04.09 Oslo NO ●︎ John Dee

05.09 Stockholm SE ●︎ Nalen Klubb

08.09 Hamburg DE ●︎ Logo

10.09 Prague CZ ●︎ Meet Factory

11.09 Munich DE ●︎ Feierwerk

12.09 Köln DE ●︎ Luxor

13.09 Copenhagen DK ●︎ Pumpehuset

15.09 Paris FR ●︎ Les Etoiles

17.09 Wiesbaden DE ●︎ Kesselhaus

18.09 Berlin DE ●︎ Private Club

More dates TBA soon