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We're Bleeding Love Over Skye Wallace's "Scarlet Fever"

The Toronto singer's voice soars like colliding fireworks filled with the thirst of lovers.

by Devin Pacholik
Oct 12 2017, 2:08pm

Photo by Chet Tilokani

A good life involves moments of knee-shaking desire that knocks the stupid words right out of mouth just before you explode into a fiery blur of sexual release. Hell yeah. "Scarlet Fever" is the newest video by Toronto's Skye Wallace, and it's pretty much about that. Last year Wallace released the incredible Something Wicked album. The rock 'n' roll burner "Scarlet Fever," with video direction by Nathanael Vass, tells the story of reunited lovers. "I can barely breath," Skye Wallace sings, "I can barely speak."

"I wrote Scarlet Fever about a love story set in the Yukon," Skye Wallace wrote to Noisey. "After a winter apart, Scarlet is arriving in the Dawson City harbour by boat and her lover awaits on land, petrified with uncertainty over the state of their devotion.The song's energy evokes the messy turmoil of love and lust, and the music video, directed by Nathanael Vass, reflects the jittery, sexy, maddening thrill that comes with it."

Watch Skye Wallace's "Scarlet Fever" above.

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