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.
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.
Skylar Grey showed us a more playful side on her Eminem-assisted single “C’Mon Let Me Ride.” But she wipes the smirk off her face on “Final Warning,” the dark new single off her upcoming debut Don’t Look Down, due July 9.
“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,” Skylar 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.”
Listen to a 90-second snippet before the full song hits iTunes tomorrow.
Skylar Grey is putting the finishing touches on her debut Don’t Look Down with help from one of the biggest names in music, Eminem. In addition to appearing on the first single “C’mon Let Me Ride,” the Detroit rapper is executive producing the project.
“He showed a lot of interest and support for my project,” the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter told Rap-Up TV at the MySpace ChapStick Sessions concert. “It kinda happened naturally where he became executive producer of the album.”
The hip-hop superstar has taken a hands-on approach. “I’ve actually been really lucky to have a lot of time with Marshall, giving me advice and feedback on all the songs, helping me pick the songs for the album,” she said. “I think he’s been pretty involved.”
Skylar shows a more playful side on her single “C’mon Let Me Ride,” but it’s not indicative of the rest of the album. “Most of the other songs are a little bit more serious. Sometimes when I’m being serious, I think it’s funny too.”
In addition to writing her own material, she has penned CeeLo Green’s new single “Only You.” “As I started writing more soulful stuff, I realized that it comes really naturally to me, so I hope to do more of it.”
Don’t Look Down is due this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope featuring production from Alex Da Kid and J.R. Rotem.
Skylar Grey has been a bad, bad girl. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter unveils the dark and twisted cover for her debut Don’t Look Down. A sexy Skylar, who turns 27 today, models lingerie as she leans over a laundry machine with a bloodied axe sitting on top.
Her sick sense of humor can be heard on the album, due this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope. Eminem will serve as executive producer and guests on the first single “C’mon Let Me Ride.”
“Putting out a debut album is a bit scary—I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust,” said Skylar, who penned Eminem’s 2010 hit “Love the Way You Lie.”
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Skylar Grey is good at being bad in the naughty video for “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem. The singer-songwriter sheds her dark image and shows a sexier side in the provocative clip, which was shot at a trailer park in Michigan. Skylar works up a sweat as a scantily-clad lumberjack, while Slim Shady makes a comical cameo.
“I can be really goofy and I know that a lot of people think I’m just dark and sad and melancholy all the time, but that’s just one huge part of me,” explained the Grammy-nominated Skylar. “I’m also really silly and I have a really dirty mind. I can’t help it. It just goes there.”
The video also carries a deeper message. “I’m kinda poking fun at the overly sexualized aspects of today’s culture and music and everything.”
“C’mon Let Me Ride” is the first single off Skylar’s KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Don’t Look Down. Eminem will executive produce the project, which is due next spring.