Skylar Grey CMLXXVII :: ‘Gangsta’ Written by Skylar Grey x Performed by Kehlani – ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ Soundtrack, Releasing 5-AUG-2016 | Photo+Video

Those who follow Ms. Grey’s Skylar Grey Week blog on Tumblr have now seen that along with her own song “Wreak Havoc”, she has also written the song “Gangsta” performed by Kehlani, both featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming D.C. Comics/Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad!

The soundtrack album drops August 5 (2016) on Atlantic Records, and is now available for pre-order!

Check out the full tracklisting for Suicide Squad: The Album below, view all four of the official trailers, and click the album artwork to access Ms. Grey’s blog post and see what she has to say regarding the song!

Suicide Squad: The Album | Tracklisting x Skylar Grey Week Post ::
1/ “Purple Lamborghini” – Rick Ross x Skrillex
2/ “Sucker For Pain” – Lil Wayne x Wiz Khalifa x Imagine Dragons x Logic x Ty Dolla $ign x X Ambassadors
3/ “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
4/ “Standing In The Rain” – Action Bronson x Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) x Mark Ronson
5/ “Gangsta” – Kehlani
6/ “Know Better” – Kevin Gates
7/ “You Don’t Own Me” – Grace x G-Eazy
8/ “Without Me” – Eminem
9/ “Wreak Havoc” – Skylar Grey
10/ “Medieval Warfare” – Grimes
11/ “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Panic! At The Disco
12/ “Slippin’ Into Darkness” – War
13/ “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14/ “I Started a Joke” – ConfidentialMX x Becky Hanson


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Skylar Grey CMLXXVI :: ‘Off Road’ Official Single x 360 Visual – Now Available | Buy+Photo+Video

The wait for Ms. Grey’s newest single is over – the official “Off Road” single and immersive 360 music video are both now available!

To grab your own copy of the single, click the photograph (by Natalie Wall) that was used for the single cover below, and to watch the special 360 music video (directed by Tyler Shields), the first ever music video filmed with Samsung‘s new Gear 360, check out the YouTube link also found below!

Skylar Grey – “Off Road” | Single x Visual ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXXV :: ‘Off Road’ Teasers x Behind-the-Scenes – Single x Visual Releasing 22-JUL-2016 | Photo+Video

UPDATE | VIDEO ::

In preperation for the video+single’s release tomorrow (July 22), Ms. Grey has just posted another teaser for the “Off Road” 360 music video! Check it out via her Facebook below.

Skylar Grey – “Off Road” | Teaser ::

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After teasing the upcoming release of the single this past Tuesday night (July 19), it was just revealed by Ms. Grey last night (July 20) on her social media that “Off Road” will drop as her next single this Friday (July 22)!

The single will drop along with its official music video, directed by Tyler Shields in partnership with Samsung’s Gear 360.

Stay tuned for more, and in the meantime check out the teaser image below and click it to access the :45 behind-the-scenes teaser clip via Facebook!

Skylar Grey – “Off Road” Teaser x BtS | Releasing July 22 ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXXIV :: ‘Off Road’ – SICKY’S WORLD Eyewear Collaboration x Song Releasing Soon | Photo+Buy

In reference to one of her new, fan-favourite songs that she’s been performing at her recent live shows, and in honour of the song’s upcoming release, Ms. Grey has once again teamed up with SICKY’S WORLD, this time to release a special “Off Road” redesign of one of the brand’s classic pieces of eyewear!

Click the new pro-shot (by SICKY founder John Hildebrand) below to see what Ms. Grey herself has to say regarding the new collaboration, view detailed photos of the new “Off Road” sunglasses, and place an order for your own pair while they’re in stock!

Skylar Grey x SICKY’S WORLD | “Off Road” Collaboration ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXXIII :: Interview w/ Danielle Peccaro x Photoshoot w/ Tyler Shields – Rogue Magazine, JUN-2016 | Photos

“….Grey is an especially compelling and exceptional artist…. There’s something outstanding about Grey’s rich, full-bodied voice and music that pulsates with an enticing edge throughout. Each song of hers rides inside this vortex of penetrating melody and ingrained passion that transcends merely being catchy….”

The June 2016 issue of Rogue Magazine hit the shelves this past month, featuring an exclusive spread of Ms. Grey shot by Tyler Shields, and an interview piece with Danielle Peccaro – they talk “Moving Mountains”, the upcoming Skylar Grey full-length album, and what Ms. Grey thinks her fans might be surprised to know about her.

The feature has now been made available online – check out two excerpts below, and be sure to click the Tyler Shields pro-shot to read the feature in full and see another exclusive photo!

 

Skylar Grey for Rogue Magazine | June 2016 ::
“….I ask Grey what we can expect from her upcoming album. Having collaborated with a variety of artists from Deadmau5 to Eminem to Nicki Minaj, Grey admits that it’s been fun to have had a lot of diversity in her career and to have worked in so many different genres. “But at this point,” she tells me, “I’m kind of pulling back on all that stuff and just focusing on my album and really trying to hone in on a sound for myself. This new album is hopefully going to accomplish that.” Then I ask her what it’s been to like to work with Eminem, seeing as he produced two of the songs in her upcoming album. She says “I love working with Marshall. He’s super talented and super supportive.”….

I ask her what the difference is between her upcoming album versus some of her older work. “It’s an evolution. I’ve definitely grown up a lot in the past few years since the first album,” she says, “the music’s more mature, lyrically, and a little bit darker, sonically, I would say.”….”

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Skylar Grey CMLXXII :: Skylar Grey Week Blog – Tumblr | Subscribe

In a move to share more with her fans, Ms. Grey has opened up a new blog on Tumblr entitled Skylar Grey Week!

She has a week’s worth of topics that she will be covering – see said list if topics below, and click the Tumblr logo beneath to view, get the full low-down on, and subscribe to the blog itself!

Skylar Grey – Skylar Grey Week Blog | Tumblr ::
Music Monday
Tranquility Tuesday
Wino Wednesday
Theatrical Thursday
Foodie Friday
Style Saturday
Soulful Sunday

Skylar Grey CMLXXI :: LeBron James’ ‘WELCOME HOME’ – Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship | Video

In celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers taking home the NBA Championship for the first time in NBA history this past Sunday (June 19, 2016), LeBron James’ production company UNINTERRUPTED has released a special WELCOME HOME video featuring Ms. Grey’s “Coming Home”!

Check out the 2.5-minute clip via YouTube below.

Skylar Grey – “Coming Home” | WELCOME HOME ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXX :: ‘Wreak Havoc’ Soudtrack Feature – ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ | Artwork x Pre-Order x Video

The tracklisting for the upcoming D.C. Comics/Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad has leaked, revealing Ms. Grey’s involvement in the album!

The Suicide Squad film takes place within the D.C. Comics cinematic universe, and focuses on the rogue gallery collection of Batman villains known as the Suicide Squad – characters in the film include Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Enchantress, Rick Flag, Katana, Boomerang, Killer Croc, El Diablo, Slipknot, Amanda Waller, and the Joker. The film is written and directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch).

The soundtrack album drops August 5 (2016) on Atlantic Records, and is now available for pre-order!

Check out the full tracklisting for Suicide Squad: The Album below, view the official trailers, and click the album artwork to lock in your own pre-order!

Suicide Squad: The Album | Tracklisting x Pre-Order ::
1/ “Purple Lamborghini” – Rick Ross x Skrillex
2/ “Sucker For Pain” – Lil Wayne x Wiz Khalifa x Imagine Dragons x Logic x Ty Dolla $ign x X Ambassadors
3/ “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
4/ “Standing In The Rain” – Action Bronson x Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) x Mark Ronson
5/ “Gangsta” – Kehlani
6/ “Know Better” – Kevin Gates
7/ “You Don’t Own Me” – Grace x G-Eazy
8/ “Without Me” – Eminem
9/ “Wreak Havoc” – Skylar Grey
10/ “Medieval Warfare” – Grimes
11/ “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Panic! At The Disco
12/ “Slippin’ Into Darkness” – War
13/ “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14/ “I Started a Joke” – ConfidentialMX x Becky Hanson


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Skylar Grey CMLXIX :: Gimme Your Answers Interview w/ Alicia Atout – A Music Blog, Yea?, 25-MAY-2016 | Video

While on tour earlier in the Spring with Atlas Genius, Ms. Grey obliged Alicia Atout of A Music Blog, Yea? with a sit-down video interview. The Gimme Your Answers segment covered topics including Scout, what Ms. Grey’s favourite meal of the tour was, and her working with the WWE for her three consecutive WrestleMania performances!

Check out the 8-minute video piece via YouTube below!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Alicia Atout | A Music Blog, Yea? ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXVIII :: Next LP Interview w/ Mike Wass – Idolator, 17-MAY-2016

“….the singer/songwriter’s new album is shaping up to be her richest, most organic to date….”

During a recent phone interview with Idolator editor Mike Wass, Ms. Grey gave insight into her involvement in the writing and production of her upcoming album, her current thoughts for building up to the album’s release, and how she feels about her previous album DON’T LOOK DOWN.

Check out a preview below, and click Idolator‘s logo to read the interview piece in its entirety!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Mike Wass | Idolator ::
“….Which producers have you worked with on the album?
The majority of the album was produced by Mike Elizondo and Mark Batson. I’ve been working with them since I went to Detroit and worked with them and Eminem in studio. We really hit it off and I was like, “When you’re back in L.A. I want to get you dinner and have you do stuff on my album, too.” So, that’s how that happened and Alex Da Kid has a song or two and then Jayson DeZuzio. He did some stuff on my first album, too, my first Skylar Grey album. Oh, and I produced one of the songs.

Which one did you produce?
It’s a song called “Closer. I do a lot of production on my music, though. Like, I don’t necessarily ask for credit for it. I let the producers have that but I definitely get super-involved. I record a lot of my own vocals at home. Because I’m a little bit tech savvy, a little nerdy.

I also have really strong opinions about what I want my music to sound like so I get super involved, even with Mike and Mark, we start to talk about it and make beats together in the studio. I would go home with like twenty beats at the end of the day. I was just churning out and creating little loops and stuff. And then I would take those loops or those beats and I would write to those and then take it back to them and we’d finish it. It was a cool method. Instead of people sending me beats that were already made, I got to be there for the making.

I mean, I think Eminem is producing or co-producing with them. Actually there’s one song that’s his. So, he’s another producer on the album.

When’s the album going to arrive?
You know, putting out an album depends on a lot of things. It’s not just about having a music. I mean it’s finding the right opportunities for it to shine and have a platform to jump off of. Because it doesn’t work to have an album without any momentum behind it. It’s a sad thing. It’ll be wasted music. So, we’re going to just try to figure it out right now. What we’re going to bounce off of. The music is pretty much there to be mixed.

So “Moving Mountains” is just a buzz track to set the mood?
Yeah, “Moving Mountains” I wanted to put out before the snow melted and I started putting out all the beat stuff because it is such a transition. I put out “Cannonball” and that has a silkier feel to it. And, “Moving Mountains” kind of fit with that. But the next single’s going to be more of a good representation of the album. I like to do buzz singles to keep putting out constant content because it gives people a better taste of what to expect instead of relying on one single and putting tons of money behind it. Because that can also fail and then you don’t have any money left to promote other songs.

So, I’d rather do cheap videos… well, not cheap videos, but not spend a ton of money on videos and my feeling is just put out songs. And, so, I think my next song I put out is probably going to be another buzz single and then hopefully by the time I put out an official single there will be a lot more buzz about the album. Already there.

Have you been writing for other artists or concentrating on your own music?
I’ve been really concentrating on my own music, mostly. Except for when a project comes to me that I’m really passionate about. Otherwise, I’ve been saying no. I don’t do this for money, so even big acts, if they ask me, if I’m not passionate about it, it’s really not something I want to do. So, mostly, when it comes to writing for other projects, it’s just for movies. Which I love, because it’s still my creative freedom and I get to be inspired by a story line, which is fun….”

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