Los Angeles based indie noir singer-songwriter Skylet Gunner just released her new single “Freak Show Beauty” from her upcoming EP Serpent Soul. Best known for her moody, nostalgic songs that are reminiscent of 90s indie pop icons such as Garbage, Suzanne Vega, and Amy Winehouse, the talented artist draws on inspiration from the past mixed with her own unique style and twist, resulting in an articulate and beautiful collision of eclectic sounds.
In “Freak Show Beauty”, Skylet Gunner embraces her darkness and imperfections for a sultry and seductive listening experience. Her bold lyricism over moody, vintage style soundscapes gently pulls the listener into a kaleidoscopic trance. On the song, Gunner confides, “My favorite part is the Velvet Underground-ish bridge where I sing trippy ambient vocals with some raw lyrics: “A little damaged, a little lost. A little nasty, wasted or not. A little baggage, another shot. Keep it nasty, tearin’ it up”. The song reminds me of a creepy vintage carousel that’s about to break down. Like a rickety carousel, we often circle around the same shit and repeat bad patterns in relationships with others and with ourselves. But it’s up to you to decide when you jump off and burn the place the down or hang on for dear life. And let’s be honest, we’re all living in some sort of freak show. It’s just a matter of finding those whose scars complement our own, and seeing the beauty in all the ugliness.” A perfect late night listen, the song is dance-infused, cathartic, alluring fun.
Skylet Gunner is a native New Yorker who currently resides in Los Angeles. As a celebrated songwriter, she has been chosen for writing camps all over the world as well as landing placements in TV, films, and animated shows. Most recently, Gunner was cast as legendary Amy Winehouse in 27, a musical tribute honoring musicians who have died at the age of 27. “Freak Show Beauty” is from her highly anticipated EP Serpent Soul, which is set for release later this year.