Skaiwater finds strength in his vulnerability with his new mixtape, “Happy Hour” featuring lead single, “Work” featuring Lil Keed.
Happy Hour is Skaiwater’s first full length mixtape, recorded over the span of 17 months. The original concept while creating the early versions of Happy Hour was what it sounds like to be on acid or antidepressants. As 2020 brought some unexpected twists and turns including a global pandemic, Skaiwater more and more felt the need to create a project that distracts from all of the terrible shit going on in the world. This project is an escape.
Finding strength in his vulnerability, Skaiwater is coming into his own as an emerging recording artist. With his talents interwoven between rapping, singing, producing, songwriting and engineering, the 20-year-old leans into his knack for self-discovery to create atmospheric rap music that encourages introspection and explores a genuinely personable range of emotions.
Growing up north of London in Nottingham, Skaiwater realized early on that a passion for music was in his blood and would undeniably shape the course of his life. From learning firsthand from his father, who was also a rapper, to teaching himself the ins and outs of music production, Skaiwater spent his childhood enamored by the tastemaking legacy artists in the United States, going on to record his first song at the age of 15. In 2019, he independently released his first cohesive EP, After God Fears Eve, a 6-track offering that further confirmed how immensely gratifying it is to share one’s deeply personal work with others, especially when creating from the solace of one’s own bedroom studio.
Following this well-received release, he took a formative trip to America, where he was able to connect in-person with others on the same wavelength as him, including close friend and collaborator Lil Nas X. In Spring 2020, with his vision for his future as clear as ever, Skaiwater joined the Cinematic Music Group family. He has steadily released a handful of loose singles, continuing to find his voice through his experiences and expand on his charismatic, melodic rap-leaning sound and is currently readying his first official mixtape release titled “Happy Hour”.
Stream “Happy Hour” here.