Justine Skye Is An Emotionally Unavailable Purple Unicorn Ready To Take Over Your Speakers

Meet R&B's freshest face hailing from Brooklyn, NY.

With youth, an open-mind and fearlessness all on her side, 19-year-old Justine Skye is poised to be one to watch in 2015 — and beyond. Like many, Justine used social media as an outlet to showcase her talents. The popularity of her Tumblr page eventually landed her a deal with Atlantic Records at the budding age of 16.

The self-proclaimed “Purple Unicorn” spoke to us about her new EP Emotionally Unavailable, her recently wrapped “Bandit” mini-tour, and why the music industry is the wrong place to look for friends.

The name of your upcoming EP is named Emotionally Unavailable. That seems to be a pretty bold title from someone so young— why name it that?

My friend actually came up with the name, just talking to me. And then I thought it would be a great title for my EP because it’s like a combination of songs and feelings I felt after I got done with a relationship.

It’s also like a contradiction, because to say something like you’re “emotionally unavailable” you have to be emotional, and I feel like that’s what a lot of us are going through. So that’s really where it came from.

Why do you refer to yourself as the “Purple Unicorn?”

Well, my hair is purple for one, and one day I was recording in the studio and someone was like, “Yo, this sounds so magical…Yo, you’re like a unicorn.” From that day on, I just decided to call myself a unicorn because they’re like so rare and unique and you know they’re strong, beautiful, and very powerful.

That’s why I like to call myself the “unicorn” and I call my fans “unicorns” as well, because we’re like the unicorn nation. We’re a family and we’re starting a new movement of rare beings.

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