“….I am so much more comfortable in my skin, I am just a happier individual. The songs that I am writing now are so happy….”
– Skylar Grey, GLAMOUR

GLAMOUR Magazine‘s senior editor Justine Harman recently sat down with Ms. Grey for a brand new interview feature! They discussed the Skylar Grey x Budweiser Stand By Me 2018 Super Bowl LII commercial, personal hardships, depression, love, tattoos, Walk On Water, and how where she is in her life now affects her songwriting.

Check out a few excerpts below, and click either of the new pro-shots (by Katie Friedman) to access the full feature!

Interview w/ Skylar Grey | GLAMOUR ::
“….it’s only now, she says—after a bout of depression, a “long-time-coming” divorce, and a rebranding, which isn’t so much a rebranding as it is a return to form—that we’re actually meeting the real Skylar Grey.

“This is my third album by Interscope with that name, but I feel like it’s almost like my first in a way,” she says. “When I first came out, I had black hair and was, like, a little bit goth. I was going down this dark road, but it’s really not who I was or who I am. This time around, I am just totally embracing what comes naturally to me.”

She also sought therapy for depression, a personal excavation that fueled “Walk on Water. The lyrics, “I’m only human / just like you/ Making my mistakes/ Oh, if you only knew” were later recorded by Beyoncé and featured on Eminem’s Revival.

Ultimately the song is a testament to the fact that who we are doesn’t always reconcile with who the world expects us to be. For Grey, that means letting go of the idea that she needs look, sound, or even feel a certain way forever. “I worked on myself a lot in the past three years. I recently got a divorce, which was a long time coming. I also fell deeply in love [with Napa Valley-based entrepreneur Elliott Taylor],” she says. “So, right now, between being super in love and coming into this place where I am so much more comfortable in my skin, I am just a happier individual. The songs that I am writing now are so happy. Like, pretty much every song is a love song.”….”

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