Skylar Grey

Behind the Video: Skylar Grey f/ Big Sean & Travis Barker – ‘Back From the Dead’

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Grey wolves, grizzly bears, and Big Sean, oh my! Skylar Grey comes alive in the video for “Back From the Dead” co-starring Big Sean and Travis Barker. The singer-songwriter transforms a soundstage into a museum with dioramas and fake animals in the dark clip.

“‘Back From the Dead’ is a song about somebody coming back into your life that you thought you would never see again and it’s like, what do we do now?” said Skylar.

She was joined on set by Barker and Big Sean, whom she met at LAX. “She’s been my homie ever since,” said the Hall of Fame rapper.

“Back From the Dead” is the latest single from Skylar’s album Don’t Look Down, which debuted at No. 8 in July.

The full video will premiere on Sept. 30. Go behind the scenes below.

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New Music: Skylar Grey f/ Big Sean & Travis Barker – ‘Back From the Dead’

Don't Look Down

An ex returns from the past on “Back From the Dead,” the opening track off Skylar Grey’s debut Don’t Look Down. The singer-songwriter grabs a verse from Big Sean and drums from Travis Barker on the piano-driven cut.

“Where do we begin now that you’re back from the dead?” asks Skylar.

Due July 9, the album also features Eminem (“C’mon Let Me Ride”) and Angel Haze (“Shit, Man!”), plus production from Alex Da Kid and J.R. Rotem.

Skylar will launch her “Don’t Look Down” tour in Philadelphia on July 9.

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Video: Skylar Grey – ‘White Suburban’

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Three years in the making, Skylar Grey’s debut Don’t Look Down finally arrives in stores on Tuesday. Following the release of “C’mon Let Me Ride,” “Final Warning,” and “Wear Me Out,” the singer-songwriter gives us one last video for “White Suburban.” In the clip, a somber Skylar sits at the piano while reflecting on her first love.

“I still remember you in that big old white Suburban/ And though you look right past me with disregard/ And although I’ve since moved on and I’ve been in love a few times/ There’s still a piece of me that holds on to you,” she sings.

She will kick off her “Don’t Look Down” tour in Philadelphia on July 10, playing shows in New York, Boston, Chicago, and L.A.

Eminem serves as the album’s executive producer, with contributions from Big Sean and Travis Barker.

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Video: Skylar Grey – ‘Wear Me Out’

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Skylar Grey shows her dark side once again in the video for “Wear Me Out,” which serves as a prequel to “Final Warning.” The 27-year-old singer heads to the woods with her boyfriend, played by actor Noah Segan, who appeared in the videos for “C’mon Let Me Ride” and “Warning.”

As the campfire roars, Skylar plays the piano and makes love to her man, but mystery and mischief lies in her eyes.

Just yesterday, she released the tracklisting for her debut Don’t Look Down. Due July 9, the project features Eminem, Angel Haze, Big Sean, and Travis Barker.

Watch the premiere of “Wear Me Out” below.

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Tracklisting: Skylar Grey – ‘Don’t Look Down’

Don't Look Down

It’s been a long time coming, but Skylar Grey is finally ready to drop her debut. With Eminem serving as executive producer, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter assembles 12 tracks, with appearances from Big Sean, Travis Barker, Angel Haze, and Slim Shady, who appears on the single “C’mon Let Me Ride.” Alex Da Kid and J.R. Rotem also lend their production skills.

“I come from a singer-songwriter world,” Grey tells Rolling Stone. “I grew up making folk music, then slowly worked into pop, and then I’ve done the hip-hop stuff. So now what I’m doing is a combination of all that. It’s singer-songwriter mixed with the hip-hop influences.”

She plans to release four songs off the album in advance of the July 9 release including “Final Warning,” “Wear Me Out,” and “Ride.”

See the tracklisting below.

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New Music: Skylar Grey – ‘Wear Me Out’

Wear Me Out

In advance of her album’s release next month, Skylar Grey debuts yet another song. On the J.R. Rotem-produced “Wear Me Out,” the singer-songwriter showcases a more soulful side as she sings over the piano-driven record.

“I am going back to my roots as a piano-driven singer-songwriter with this song,” said Grey. “The song and the video were both inspired by events in my childhood, like sneaking out of the house to camp with my friends and flirt with boys.”

The Isaac Rentz-directed music video will premiere on June 11, while her debut Don’t Look Down is due July 9.

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