Skylar Grey

Jul
17
Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Tops Charts, Ciara Debuts at No. 2

Jay-Z

Jay-Z has done it again. The rap king reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Magna Carta… Holy Grail.

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Jul
5
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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Jul
3
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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Jun
11
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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Jun
10
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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Jun
4
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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May
13
Video: Skylar Grey – ‘Final Warning’

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After showing a more playful side with her Eminem-assisted single “C’mon Let Me Ride,” Skylar Grey debuts the dark and cryptic video for “Final Warning.”

The complex storyline shows a battered and bruised Skylar returning from near death. It appears as though she was having an affair with her sister’s boyfriend, but when she decided to come clean, he tried to kill her. But it’s Skylar who will have the last laugh.

“This is the first time in my entire life of making music, when I made this song, where I feel like I finally figured out the way that I wanted to sound and the combination of things,” the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone. “I wrote the song three years ago, and it’s still my favorite. I’ve written so many songs since then, yet I always go back to this one. It got me going on the whole Skylar Grey project.”

Skylar’s KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Don’t Look Down is due July 9. Eminem serves as executive producer, with production from Alex Da Kid and J.R. Rotem.

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