Skylar Grey MCXC :: ‘Runaway Train (Soul Asylum Cover)’ w/ Jamie N Commons x Gallant – 2019 MTV VMAs Nomination for ‘Video For Good’

The nominations for the 2019 MTV VMAs have been released today (July 23), with the video for Ms. Grey‘s “Runaway Train” Soul Asylum cover w/ Jamie N Commons and Gallant being nominated for Video For Good! This is the debut year for the Video For Good category.

The special interactive music video utilizes geotargeting to show viewers missing children in their local area.

If you believe that you’ve seen a missing child, call the tipline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

See the other nominees in the category below, click the single art to grab the song via iTunes, and click the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children logo to see the interactive music video!

“Runaway Train” Video | 2019 MTV VMAs Nomination ::
*“Nightmare” – Halsey
*“Land of the Free” – The Killers
*“Runaway Train” – Skylar Grey x Jamie N Commons x Gallant
*“Preach” – John Legend
*“Earth” – Lil Dicky
*“You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXIX :: ‘Angel With Tattoos’ Album x Other New Music – New Details

Ms. Grey has announced via her Instagram Stories that she is now a free agent, and also detailed what we can expect regarding new music!

If you missed her series of Stories videos, here is a brief overview….

*Angel With Tattoos is currently planned to be the first release in a wave of new music releases, and will have a release date soon – stay tuned!

*Angel With Tattoos will be an album, but not in the traditional sense – it will initially be made available as a 5-song release that will grow over time as Ms. Grey creates more and more music for it. She may stop adding new cuts to it at some point, or it may be a forever-expanding release.

*Angel With Tattoos will still be a 1970s/folk sounding concept record.

*Ms. Grey has been in the studio constantly, experimenting with new sounds and getting herself to where she’s comfortable producing more of her own music herself, instead of having to rely on other producers.

*Some of the sounds that she’s been experimenting with include utilizing a lot of strings and breakbeats.

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXVIII :: ‘Let It Out’ by Elliott Taylor, Produced by Skylar Grey – Now Available | Stream+Buy

As the first of a few personal releases, Elliott Taylor has released a new song entitled “Let It Out” (produced by Skylar Grey)!

It is currently available for free streaming via YouTube and is purchasable via most of the usual digital outlets – see the video below, and click the song’s artwork to buy a copy!

Elliott Taylor – “Let It Out” | Prod. Skylar Grey ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXVII :: ‘Coming Home’ – Live Cover by Rosé (of BLACKPINK), 13-JUN-2019 | Video

Whilst performing in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia earlier this week (June 13), BLACKPINK lead vocalist Rosé opened a live solo medley with Ms. Grey‘s Coming Home!

Other tracks covered in the medley were the Beatles“Let It Be” and Park Bom‘s “You and I”.

Watch both the performance as well as Rosé explaining the importance of the song to her (having previously sung the song during one of her weekly singing evaluations when she was training to be a member of BLACKPINK) below!

Rosé – “Coming Home” | Live Cover ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXVI :: ‘Runaway Train (Soul Asylum Cover)’ w/ Jamie N Commons x Gallant – Now Available | Video+Buy

Those who follow Ms. Grey on her social media saw her tease yesterday (May 21) for her latest special project – a new version of Soul Asylum‘s impactful early 90s hit “Runaway Train”, the original song and video for which was responsible for recovering 21 missing children.

This new Skylar Grey x Jamie N Commons f/ Gallant version (made in partnership w/ the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and advertising agency M/H VCCP) is now available – click its artwork below to grab the song, and be sure to click the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children logo to view the official #RunawayTrain25 music video!

This song and video are aimed at trying to locate and help missing kids, and features images of real missing children based on your location. Please share the video and always try to keep your eyes open for any children that may be in need of help.

If you believe that you’ve seen a missing child, call the tipline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

A portion of the proceeds from song sales and streams from the first year will go directly to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to help these kids.

Skylar Grey x Jamie N Commons x Gallant – “Runaway Train (Cover)” | Buy+Video ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXV :: ‘Beauty Marks’ by Ciara, Co-Written x Produced by Skylar Grey – Now Available | Video+Buy

UPDATE  | VIDEO ::

The official 7min music video for “Beauty Marks” is now also available via YouTube – check it out below, and share it around with your own #BeautyMarks story if you feel so inspired!

Skylar Grey x Ciara – “Beauty Marks” | Video ::

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Ciara‘s new studio album Beauty Marks has dropped – with the title track having been co-written and produced by Ms. Grey!

Click the album’s artwork below to grab a copy of the song!

Skylar Grey x Ciara – “Beauty Marks” | Buy ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXIV :: ‘Beauty Marks’ by Ciara, Co-Written x Produced by Skylar Grey – ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ Interview, Ciara Album Releasing 10-MAY-2019 | Video

“….it’s by far the most special song of my career, my life….”
 – Ciara, On Air with Ryan Seacrest

With her album Beauty Marks dropping tomorrow (May 10), Ciara recently (May 8) stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about the album, as well as the title track that she co-wrote with Ms. Grey (who also produced the song).

A 4.5min video of the album segment has been shared to YouTube – check it out below!

Skylar Grey x Ciara – “Beauty Marks” | On Air with Ryan Seacrest ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXIII :: ‘Beauty Marks’ by Ciara, Co-Written x Produced by Skylar Grey – iHeartRadio Interview, Ciara Album Releasing 10-MAY-2019 | Video

In a new (April 19) interview for iHeartRadio regarding her upcoming 7th studio album Beauty Marks, Ciara revealed that the album’s title track was both co-written and produced by Ms. Grey!

The album is set to be released on May 10 of this year (2019).

Check out the 3min video piece below, and click the album’s artwork to read the article by Nicole Mastrogiannis on iHeartRadio‘s official website!

Skylar Grey x Ciara – “Beauty Marks” | iHeartRadio ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXII :: ‘And the Writer Is…’ Podcast w/ Ross Golan – Episode 55, Now Available | Download

“….this writer has designed one of the most unique and honest careers of any writer we’ve had….”
 – Ross Golan, And the Writer Is…

The latest season 4 episode (episode 55 of the series overall) of the And the Writer Is… podcast, with Ms. Grey as the special guest, has been published!

Host Ross Golan previously worked with Ms. Grey on her song “Back from the Dead” (f/ Big Sean x Travis Barker) off of her 2013 record DON’T LOOK DOWN.

The entire 76min episode is available for free download via iTunes – click either the show’s artwork or the episode’s artwork below to grab the download!

Skylar Grey x Ross Golan | And the Writer Is… ::

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Skylar Grey MCLXXXI :: Mike Elizondo Talks Skylar Grey – ‘Inside GarageBand’ by Amy X. Wang for Rolling Stone, 16-MAR-2019

With the free digital audio workstation GarageBand having turned 15 years old earlier this year (January 6), Amy X. Wang has written a new Rolling Stone piece covering the use of the program in modern music over the past decade-and-a-half.

One of the individuals with whom Wang spoke was producer Mike Elizondo, who mentioned Ms. Grey as being someone who is able to effectively utilize the barebones program. Elizondo and Ms. Grey previously worked together on several songs found on the Skylar Grey album NATURAL CAUSES.

Check out what he had to say regarding Ms. Grey below, and be sure to click the Rolling Stone logo to read the full-length piece!

Mike Elizondo Talks Skylar Grey | Rolling Stone ::
“….“Some people are so good at making demos in GarageBand that they bring in something and I’m like, ‘We can use 80 percent of that as the final record if you want,’ says Mike Elizondo, who’s produced with artists such as Dr. Dre and Eminem and also worked as an A&R executive at Warner. “There have been times an artist will bring in a vocal they recorded in GarageBand just using a laptop internal microphone and it sounds cool. Skylar Grey does this a lot. Alex Greenwald, of Phantom Planet and Phases… I  made a record with him once where at least half of it was stuff he’d done on GarageBand.” ….”

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