Fresh off getting jazzy with The Bluest Note in April, Skyzoo is already preparing the release of another project, Milestones, on June 19th.
Named after his son, Miles, and to signify the milestones that dads across the world reach in life as they grow into fatherhood, Milestones (A Story Dedicated to Fatherhood) is a conceptual EP where Sky will be sharing stories about his life as a kid, growing up with his father always there, and how that’s now shaped him as a father himself.
To help kick off the campaign, Skyzoo has reconnected with !llmind (Live From the Tape Deck is still in rotation ten years later by the way) on the project’s first single, “A Song For Fathers.”
“With ‘A Song For Fathers,’ I wanted to make a theme song for fellow dads to celebrate on Father’s Day, as well as every day that we may need to hear some encouragement,” Skyzoo said. “We’ve all grown up to music that celebrates motherhood, which has been beautiful and is always needed, but the songs celebrating fatherhood, although existing, have been few and far between.
“In our current climate as a people, the reality of families being left without a father is deafening. Due to all of the social injustices that are ringing louder than ever, we’re seeing the impact of fathers being stripped away from their loved ones. Although I wrote this record way before our current events began to take place (summer ‘19), the timing is eerily spot on. This is one of my favorite records I’ve ever written, and if it somehow becomes the record I’m most known for down the line, I couldn’t be prouder.
“Production wise I specifically went to !llmind, who’s been a frequent collaborator of mine throughout my career, for two reasons: one, he’s one of the greatest producers ever, and his specialty is bringing your idea to life larger than you’d imagined, and two, if you know !llmind you know he makes music due to his dad having been a musician in his own right. His dad passed away awhile back and I know he’s hugely influenced by his dad’s legacy, so I knew he’d understand the importance of such a record. Needless to say, he hit it out the park.”
Press play on “A Song For Fathers” below and be sure to keep an eye out for Skyzoo’s Milestones project dropping this Friday.