Hear Katy B’s slow-burning comeback single ‘Under My Skin’

"I was feeling quite shocked and heartbroken at the time which is reflected in the song"

Katy B has shared her first new solo material in over five years, in the form of the R&B-inflected ‘Under My Skin’.

The track was co-written and produced with acclaimed producer P2J, and comes with visuals directed by Ash Halliburton. You can hear it in full below.

“It was such a dream to work with P2J, he’s a fellow south Londoner like me and went to school with my brother,” Katy said of the track.

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“He told me back in the day my brother was always saying to him ‘you have to work with my sister’ and when we met, I instantly felt at ease. We wrote the song in my studio in my house and it just flowed.”

She added: “He’s such a wizard with drums and even though the song is quite up tempo, the instrumentation had a pull of sadness too. I was feeling quite shocked and heartbroken at the time which is reflected in the song but I still wanted the lyrics to have a conclusion of hope, perseverance and self worth.”

Katy B last released an album in the form of 2016’s ‘Honey’, which featured a host of collaborators including Kaytranada, Major Lazer, Four Tet, Novelist, Craig David and more. It was her third record, following 2014’s ‘Little Red’ and 2011’s Mercury Prize nominated ‘On A Mission’

In February this year, she provided vocals for a remixed version of Moses Boyd‘s ‘2 Far Gone’, which originally appeared on Boyd’s 2020 record ‘Dark Matter’.

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