If some artists, like Grimes, NOVAA, Zola Blood or Bat For Lashes, got us used to tracks that push the boundaries of pop music, Rihanna and Madonna both released a track named “Skin” and they both belong to the experimental catalogs of those artists.
One can say that the skin is the envelope of our body and of our soul, that is probably why the subject opens such music directions. You can’t really do what you want with your skin: you’re born with it and you can’t change its quality, its color or its aging. You can be skinny, black, or white… Don’t try to change it, assume it. Be flamboyant, just like Solange, Thed Jewel, and Michael Jackson sing it.
Just like psychological traumas, the skin can be hurt and the pain will print its marks with scars. This is not Nine Inch Nails that will say the contrary.
As would say French writer Paul Morand, “Love is also a skin infection.” Some people, like Samantha Fox, just want to be touched and some other ones, like Etta James, can’t bear it at times. Lastly, you say that you change your skin when you evolve yourself, but does new skin mean new nature? This is a good question that could be addressed to Jones and Kristin Kontrol.