Skylar Gudasz is a songwriter and musician based in Durham.


Skylar Gudasz has an easy way about her as she contemplates the futility of trying to order the world into shapes of convenience. “It’s wild, the ways that humans try to make boundaries out of things,” she says. The subject of this restless, eternal wrangling has been on the singer-songwriter’s mind as she’s watched the world splinter into jagged, conflicted pieces. With her third LP, COUNTRY, Gudasz interrogates borders of land and sea, mind and body: the limit of the lines we draw for ourselves.

“The fountaining run of her voice recalls Joni Mitchell, while her classic yet chameleonic songwriting suggests Leonard Cohen... But her developing conceptual persona adds something new to the mix: the enigmatic self-performance of someone like Lana Del Rey.” —Pitchfork on 2020’s Cinema

“★★★★ a career-making star turn”
—MOJO on 2020’s Cinema

“the Joni Mitchell the South never had”
—Bitter Southerner on 2016’s Oleander

"lush and dramatic... rendered in exquisite detail" —The Fader

"patriarchy-toppling... quirky... subversive" —Billboard

Projects with ︎ Hopscotch • Katie von SchleicherLily SeabirdPegg • POP MontréalSkylar GudaszTruth Club