Emerging artist, singer, and producer skaiwater has released his intimate new single, “eyes” today. The song continues to expand on the young artist’s sound, blending emotional hip-hop with eerier strains of experimental club music. Listen to it now below.
“eyes” is skaiwater’s fourth single of 2022, all of which have helped establish him as one of the hottest new artists operating in rap’s outer realms. March’s “a lie,” which opens as a slinking acoustic cut before exploding into a release of technicolor extravagance, and the skittering drums of “i don’t need u,” released the same month, are at fascinating odds with his deeply personal lyrics. And the tender “#miles,” from May, is a refreshingly minimal showcase of the artist’s pliable voice.
Aside from the beautiful complexity of the music itself, skaiwater sets himself apart from his peers with an aesthetic command that includes inimitable artwork and instantly unforgettable music videos. So while the 21-year-old has shown he’s adept at moving between various sounds and styles, one thing ties his catalog together: the promise that the unexpected is just around the corner.