SKAAR Drops Out Of My Hands

by | Jun 10, 2022 | Sound/Vision

Norwegian Grammy-nominated and A-listed artist Hilder Skaar – AKA SKAAR – has shared brand new song Out Of My Hands. After supporting fellow Norwegian Sigrid at Olso’s massive 10,000-capacity Spektrum arena, before hitting the UK for two BBC Introducing shows as well as playing new music festivals Waves and Tempo, the sky is clearly the limit for this rising star.

SKAAR (Isak Jenssen)

SKAAR (Isak Jenssen)

Out Of My Hands is SKAAR’s latest exposed outpouring of emotions, but this time her melancholic undercurrent is overwhelmed by a liberating desire to escape the issues that she faces. In a surge of glistening pop melodies and galloping beats, her assured vocals teleport fans to a brighter place as she sings, “Let my hair down, feel the sun on my face, close my eyes and listen to the waves, ‘cos it’s out of my hands.”

SKAAR (Isak Jenssen)

SKAAR (Isak Jenssen)

Of the new song SKAAR says: “Out Of My Hands is about trying not to control yourself or how you’re supposed to react to things. 2021 for me was a pretty difficult year emotionally, and my biggest struggle was that I couldn’t let myself stay in the sadness I was feeling. This song really reminded me of the beauty in being sad and how letting my body decide for me could really be a relief. It was also nice to write about just taking it one step at a time, and not to push for life to be perfect right away. When I listen to it now I’m reminded to take a deep breath, close my eyes and try to focus on the small things. I hope it can do the same for other people listening too.”

Check out the video for Out Of My Hands below:

SKAAR was quickly established as Norway’s brightest new talent with early singles Higher Ground, Turn Of The Tide and 24. The immediacy of her hits was matched by the greater artistic vision she presented with the debut EP The Other Side of Waiting. What should have been a dream come true, however, instead became a crisis of confidence. Eventually, SKAAR looked inwards and followed her instinct. The acoustic Waiting project showed a different side to her, which she followed by facing her emotions head-on, which in turn gives her new music a revitalised pop edge and a fresh ability to connect.

Expect big things from this rising star, we’re told that we can expect her to play more shows in the UK later this year!

Florence + The Machine Take Over Drury Lane

Chris Shiflett (Jarrod Anthonee)

Honky Tonk Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett Returns With Long, Long Year

Punk veteran, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, alt-country songwriter and modern-day guitar hero, Chris Shifflet...
The Murder Capital (Kalpesh Patel)

The Murder Capital Bring Only Good Things

Dublin-based Post-Punk act The Murder Capital have shared their new song Only Good Things this week,, a bright and...
Lissie (Lili Peper)

Lissie Shares Her Night Moves

With her new Americana-tinged indie folk album Carving Canyons dropping in just two short months – on September 16th...
Kamran @ Glastonbury 2022 (Kalpesh Patel)

Feature: Returning To Glastonbury Festival In 2022 With Children

By now most people that know my wife and me will ask us, as June approaches, if we're going to Glastonbury Festival...
Duran Duran @ BST Hyde Park (Louise Morris)

Duran Duran at BST Hyde Park 2022: Future Past and Present

Originally scheduled pre-pandemic as a double headliner with Grace Jones and Duran Duran, this instalment of Hyde...
Peter Hook & The Light @ Brixton Academy (Richard Gray)

Peter Hook & The Light Live At Brixton Academy Celebrating Joy Division and New Order’s legacy

This show was originally meant to take place in May in 2020 and was delayed by the Pandemic. This show was a...
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park 2022 – Day Two: A Photo Diary

RockShot were in attendance for both of the Pearl Jam performances at their two-night residency at BST Hyde Park. This is the story of day two.

Pearl Jam @ BST Hyde Park (Kalpesh Patel)

Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park 2022: An Intimate Show On A Massive Scale

There’s something to be said about a band – known for their humble beginnings in dingy Seattle basements – to have...