Scotland’s soulful musician Finn Anderson’s new single Skin is out now, having recently dropped on 2nd July. The single is the first track to be released from his much-anticipated new forthcoming second album titled Into the Arms of Ghosts, by this artist fast becoming known as one of the music industry and Scotland’s most enchanting storytellers. Finn spoke with The Fountain about Skin in more depth as well as his plans for the rest of the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Skin?
I’ve been really moved by a lot of the messages and comments. This song is so personal and specific to my own experience, and I think it’s magic that people listening are able to find something of themselves and their own story in it. I guess it turns out I’m not the only one to have dated some emotionally unavailable men eh?
TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?
It’s a song about wild river swimming, unrequited love, and what it means to feel really alive with somebody.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?
I’ll be releasing a bunch of singles leading up to my new album in the Autumn, and I’ll be playing it live for the first time which I can’t wait for. I also write music for theatre, and right now I’m working on a developing a couple new theatre ideas with some brilliant collaborators.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Honestly anywhere outside of my living room will feel exciting after this year. But there’s a tiny community venue called The Steeple, in Newburgh where I lived as a teenager. I’ll be playing some shows across Scotland this year and further afield too, but returning to Fife for an intimate gig is always a total highlight. I love it when I can make eye contact with everyone in the room.