ISKWĒ – “END OF IT ALL”
iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ (short for waseskwan iskwew, meaning “blue sky woman”)’s new release, “End Of It All,” is the follow up to recent single “Sure To Come,” diving into the end of iskwē’s relationship with her ex-wife, one which gave birth to a new beginning as best friends.
First written in Los Angeles with Joey Verskotzi a few years ago as iskwē dealt with a frustrated broken heart while facing the beginning of the unravelling of her marriage, Joey and her collaborated to blend the “frenzy and calm that existed in [iskwē’s] heart at the same time.”
“I was preparing for the end of something special, while simultaneously hoping for a new beginning all with the same person. The evolution of love and friendship,” she explains.
“End Of It All” experienced a further evolution in Mexico City, where iskwē worked with producer 7x Grammy nominee Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Bomba Estereo). The two were introduced to Chilean musician, Rulo, who stacked saxophone along with flute performed by Tbird Luv.
I met my love, my future wife, on a fall afternoon in front of a park halfway between our two homes. I was late. I am always late. They are never late. As I walked towards them, I started to skip like I was five years old with the biggest smile on my face. My stomach knew I would love them like nobody before, and now in hindsight, like nobody after.
For me, marriage is a commitment to try harder than you would with anyone else, because that person is so special. And that’s what we did!
The title of my new song, “End Of It All,” refers only to the legal portion of our marriage, as the friendship that developed between my ex-wife and I during our final months of marriage became an unbreakable bond.
Release Date: September 14, 2023