Has Skin distinguished herself as a solo artist rather than just being the former front-woman of Skunk Anansie? The eerie intro to Faithfulness would suggest so but as soon as the guitars kick in, the question is answered with a resounding "no". This isn't by any stretch of the imagination a bad thing; Skin's vocals need strong backing so they do not dominate and overshadow too much.
The first three minutes of Faithfulness equate to an average "hard-pop" song, but instead of a waning outro there's one final trick in store with the introduction of a powerful bass line for the final minute of the song.
Faithfulness is a fantastic four-minute "epic", if such a thing is possible. Skin has undoubtedly left her old days behind, but she's kept the elements that made Skunk Anansie so distinguishable.