Marielle Kraft + Skout
/ February 24, 2022
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union
When you hear Marielle Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The indie pop singer/songwriter, now based in Nashville, displays craftsmanship beyond her years.
Kraft regularly plays at venues across the United States, presenting her live shows as a seamless narrative: evocative yet encouraging, deeply reflective yet refreshing. The raw authenticity with which Marielle invites listeners into her story cultivates a relationship with them beyond the song, as she is known to “bring together a room full of strangers.”
Most recently, Kraft released back-to-back singles to kick off 2021, both of which found major traction on Tiktok before becoming fully studio produced releases. “Everyone But Me” and “We Were Never Friends” feature a more developed sound than she’s previously shown, and have cultivated her biggest streaming debuts to date. With more new releases on the way, Kraft is on track for an even bigger 2022.
Skout is the musical moniker of Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Laura Valk. Known for percussive, melodic guitar work and introspective songwriting, Skout’s lyrics wrestle with the messy truths and “what nows?” that linger once the dust of adolescence starts to settle. Often writing and performing alongside her best friend and longtime collaborator Connor Gladney, Skout has created a sound that floats somewhere between indie, folk, and pop.
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