Formed in 2017, SKOLES is the moniker adopted by up and coming artist Jack Edwards. Hailing from a no-traffic-light town in south-east England, Edwards taught himself how to play guitar as a child, and by college, he had caught the attention of management and was invited to open for Christina Perri at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Soon, Edwards found himself living in his manager’s office in Los Angeles for months at a time and working as a songwriter for artists such as Charlie Puth. It was during this time that he began to write, record and produce music on his own.
About ‘Berlin’: “I wrote the song in a place of massive uncertainty, as I’d essentially lived out of a suitcase for three years at this point. The day I wrote this song, I almost called and cancelled the session with Lindy. As a songwriter, that’s like playing Madison Square Garden. My producer, Ben Greenspan, was wearing this jacket that he got touring in Germany, and Lindy was just about to leave for a writing trip to Berlin. I listened to them talk about how amazing that city is, and I was like ‘oh shit, maybe I’ll go to Berlin.’ An hour later, we had this whole song based around this idea that I was going to disappear somewhere and not tell anyone. It’s a special song to me because it’s the literal version of that simple impulse to say ‘fuck this, I’m OUT.’ ”