Tallsaint’s “Skin Deep” Is A Visceral Waltz With Her Passive Aggression

Disco pop

Photo: Portia Hunt

For all of us who have been forced to dancing someone we dislike, UK artist Tallsaint captures the fake motions and self-indulging passive aggression in her latest disco pop banger “Skin Deep.” Like its title, the song is a visceral one filled with dark synthwaves and deceivingly upbeat rhythm that makes you want to dance – despite superficiality of the theme. Enjoy:

“Skin Deep” was largely inspired by Rachel Weisz’s dance scene in the film The Favourite. While songsmithing, Tallsaint pictured “two people that don’t like each other but have to dance together for whatever reason.” She further added, “The notion of it all will only ever be skin deep, playing pretend since you’d never dance with this person out of choice, but now, uncomfortably, you’re just that little bit closer.”

The track is from Tallsaint’s upcoming EP Hard Love, which will be out on July 16thvia Dance to the Radio. The gal will be playing some shows in the upcoming weeks across the UK, so go see her:

Tues 18 June – The Polar Bear, Hull

Wed 19 June – York (Co-headline with Peakes)

Thurs 20 June – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds (Co-headline with Peakes)

Tues 25 June – Paper Dress Vintage, London (with Peakes)

Sun 25 August –The Belgrave, Leeds (‘This Must Be the Place’ Festival)