There are three types of people in this world: Those who like SKYND, those who don’t get them and those who haven’t uncovered them yet and if you’re in that last section, you need to reevaluate your life choices! Not much is known about the act besides the fact they write all of their songs about true crimes, murders/serial killers and all of that. Think of it as a short story via a heavy song about a horrific crime that was committed… It’s perfect for those who like true crime podcasts but don’t have time to listen to hours of content and would much rather a shorter story that you can thrash while working out or running
Their latest offering Chapter II features two brand new songs for you to wrap your ears around including a local infamous murderer from right here in Australia named Katherine Knight who was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder of her partner John Charles Thomas back in 2001.
On that track, SKYND says:
“On Katherine Knight, we were searching for a theme… and I thought, ‘Why don’t we just write a fucked up love song?’ She was a psychopath and unable to feel true empathy and true love and that’s why I wanted to write a love song about her. If you have love and hate, and you put them together, they cancel each other out. Hate + Love = NOTHING, so you can’t feel anything, and that is what I am saying in the lyrics.”
Annnnd it turns our SKYND also came to Australia to chat with Katherine but things didn’t go according to plan:
“She was one of the reasons that I went to Australia — because I wanted to have an interview with her. But that was just impossible. She never really talked about the whole crime, she never told anyone what was her trigger, why she did what she did. Of course she didn’t want to be alone but she really never gave a reason why.”
The second song is called ‘Tyler Knight‘ and this story is the more fucked up one of the two. Tyler murdered his parents Blake and Mary-Jo back in 2011, hid their bodies in the master bedroom and then proceeded to throw a party that night with a 60 of his closest friends. He was caught out after word spread of his crime, which he told one of his friends about during the party. He was 17 at the time and is currently serving life in prison WITH the possibility of parole after his sentence was overturned in 2016. MENTAL.
SKYND explained her reasoning for choosing Hadley’s story for her song:
“He developed the idea to kill his parents so he didn’t have to ask for permission anymore. He ended up having a party in the house that dead bodies were in, so it’s really creepy.”
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what SKYND do so well and if that’s intriguing enough or you to jump on board, get to know her and all of her quirkiness via our interview from a while back, you won’t ever be the same again. Then grab Chapter II right here