DORSET’S languid, blissful Skinshape, the musical mask of Will Dorey, released two excellent and very different albums as 2020 ground us down elsewhere: the Afropop highlife stylings of Umoja, and the more downbeat sunshine of Arrogance Is The Death Of Men, whose basking rays are now really making sense with the yellow orb finally starting to reappear in the heavens.
He’s just released “Losing My Mind” as a single, on which his introversion and diarising of a lockdown mind are smoothed by that trademark, honeyed guitar, sending love into all corners of the room, wilting the shadows. Me? I could listen to Will play guitar all day.
Skinshape’s Arrogance Is The Death Of Men is out on digital download, CD, trad black and clear vinyl by Lewis Recordings, and is available now over at Bandcamp.