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Skylar Grey MCXLI :: Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) – Open Letter to SiriusXM + Response from SiriusXM

In response to SiriusXM‘s current opposition to certain portions of the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447), which passed the Senate unanimously as of Tuesday/September 18, songwriter Ross Golan has penned an open letter to SiriusXM‘s parent company Liberty Media threatening to boycott the service if they do not withdraw their opposition to the MMA. Attached to the open latter in show of their support for Golan‘s stand are Ms. Grey, as well as around 150 other music industry artists.

You may find a short overview of the MMA (via the RIAA) immediately below, followed by the complete letter+lengthy list of attached artists in full, then followed by SiriusXM‘s response to said letter.

NOTE :: Now that the MMA has passed the Senate, it will be returned to the House for final approval. After which the President will need to sign the bill in order for it to become law.

Music Modernization Act – Overview | RIAA ::
“….the Music Modernization Act updates copyright protections to include all creators and ensures that the music industry remains a viable option for the next generation. The Music Modernization Act would accomplish the following:

For Songwriters

  • Create a new and transparent collection entity to ensure that songwriters always get paid for mechanical licenses when digital services use their work.
  • Help ASCAP and BMI secure fairer rates for their songwriters.
  • Establish fair compensation for songwriters when the government sets rates.

For Artists

  • Close the “pre-1972 loophole” so that digital services will pay legacy artists the compensation they deserve.
  • Establish fair compensation for artists when the government sets rates.

For Studio Professionals

  • Give copyright protection to producers and engineers for the first time in history….”

SiriusXM v. MMA | Open Letter ::
“….Dear Greg Maffei, Scott Greenstein and Jim Meyer and Liberty Media Board of Directors Evan D. Malone, David E. Rapley, Larry E. Romrell, Brian M. Deevy, Andrea L. Wong, Robert R. Bennett, M. Ian G. Gilchrist and John C. Malone:

I’m writing you with grave concern about SiriusXM’s opposition to the Music Modernization Act (Classics Act included).

I’m CCing some of the greatest songwriters and artists in the history of the music business to show our solidarity in support of this legislation in its current form. We are all aware of your company’s objections and trepidation but let me say that this is an opportunity for SiriusXM to take a leadership position. As you are aware, 415 Representatives and 76 Senators have already cosponsored the MMA along with industry consensus. It’s SiriusXM vs all of us. We can either fight to the bitter end or celebrate this victory together. Rather than watch bad press and ill will pile up against SiriusXM, why not come out supporting the most consequential music legislation in 109 years? We do not want to fight and boycott your company but we will as we have other opponents. Stand with us! Be brave and take credit for being the heroes who helped the MMA become historic law! Momentum is building against SiriusXM and you still have an opportunity to come out on the right side of history. We look forward to your endorsement but the fire is burning and only you can put this out.

Sincerely yours,
Ross Golan and Legends CC-ed Here

Ali Tamposi
Allee Willis
Ammar Malik
Andre Lindal
Andreas Carlsson
Andrew Cedar
Anne Preven
Anthony Preston
Antonia Armato
Ashley Gorley
Benny Blanco
Bert Berns
Billy Mann
Billy Steinberg
Bonnie McKee
Bryan Michael-Cox
Burt Bacharach
Captain Cuts
Charlie Handsome
Claude Kelley
Claudia Brant
Cynthia Weil & Barry Man
Dallas Davidson
Damon Boot
Damon Bunetta
Damon Sharpe
Danielle Brisebois
Dave Bassett
David Hodges
David Simmons
Desmond Child
Diane Warren
Doc Pomus Estate
Emile Ghantous
Erica Discoll
Erika Ender
Ester Dean
Eve Nelson
Greg Kurstin
Greg Wells
Harvey Mason
Ian Kirkpatrick
J Kash
Jack Kugell
James Newton Howard
Jason Evigan
Jay Landers
Jayson Dezuzio
Jeff Trott
Jesse Shatkin
John Ryan
Jud Friedman
Julian Bunetta
Justin Tranter
Kara DioGuardi
Lauren Christy
Linda Perry
Lindy Robbins
Louis Bell
Louise Goffin
Luke Laird
Marc Shaiman
Max Martin
Michelle Lewis
Mike Stoller
Neil Ormandy
Nicolle Galyon
Nolan Lambroza
Oak Felder
Oliver Heldens
Richard Jay Alexander
Rick Nowels
Ricky Reed
Rock Mafia
Ross Copperman
Rudy Perez
Sam Hollander
Sarah Aarons
Sarah Hudson
Savan Kotecha
Shelly Peiken
Simon Wilcox
Skylar Grey
Stephen Bray
Steve Lashley
Steve Solomon
Steven Lashley
Stuart Crichton
The Heavyweights
The Stereotypes
Tim James
Toby Gad
Troy Verges
Wally Gagel
Walter Afanassief
Wayne Kirkpatrick
Xandy Berry
Zach Crowell

Sir Paul McCartney
Don Henley
Stevie Nicks
Mick Fleetwood
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Carole King
Carly Simon
Katy Perry
OneRepublic: Ryan Tedder
John Legend
Adam Dorn
Adam Gorgoni
Alessia Cara
Aloe Blacc
Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow band)
Bebe Rexha
Bird and The Bee: Inara George
Carly Simon
Carole King
Charlie Puth
Chris Isaak
Colbie Caillat
Eddie Money
Eurythmics: Dave Stewart
Garbage: Shirley Manson
Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Grace VanderWaal
Hootie & the Blowfish: Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld
Jason Derulo
Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady
Kasim Sulton
KC and The Sunshine Band: Harry Casey
Kevin Cronin
Little Feet: Lowell George Estate
Lori McKenna
Melissa Manchester
Mindi Abair
Nelly Furtado
Rascal Flatts: Gary LeVox
Rusty Anderson
Sean Lennon
Semisonic: Dan Wilson
Sonic Youth: Kim Gordon
The Doors: John Densmore Robby Krieger
The Fray
The Mamas And The Papas: Michelle Phillips
The Pixies: Joey Santiago
The Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde
Thomas Rhett
Tom Higgenson: Plain White T’s
Tom Waits
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Karen O and Nick Zinner

Aaron Bay Schuck
Aaron Rosenberg
Adam Anders
Alastair Lloyd Webber
Amanda Berman
Amanda Berman
Andrew Gould
Andrew Luftman
Ben Mawson
Ben Singer
Brendan Okrent
Connie Lim
Dan Petel
David Gray
Dina LaPolt
Ed Howard
Ed Millet
Jeff Jampol
Jon Lind
Justin Frazier
Katie Vinten
Kenny Aronoff
Kristina Grossman
Larry Wade
Lou Taylor
Maria Egan
Rachel Kurstin
Sheryl Louis
Susan Genco

Modest Management
Big Deal Music
Milk And Honey
Mega House Music Mgmt.
Decible Entertainment….”

SiriusXM v. MMA | SiriusXM Reponse ::
“….Over the past several weeks, we have been the subject of some stinging attacks from the music community and artists regarding our views on the Music Modernization Act. Contrary to new reports and letters, this is really not about a SiriusXM victory, but implementing some simple, reasonable and straightforward amendments to MMA. There is nothing in our “asks” that gut the MMA or kills the Act. So let’s talk about the substance of the amendments we propose, because we truly do not understand the objections or why these concepts have incited such a holy war.

Contrary to the accusations, SiriusXM has proposed three simple amendments to the MMA.

First, SiriusXM has asked that the CLASSICS Act recognize that it has already licensed all of the pre-1972 works it uses. This amendment would ensure that artists – the people who are supposed to be at the heart of the MMA – receive 50% of the monies under those existing licenses. Is that unfair? Just today, Neil Diamond wrote in the LA Times that: “I receive a small amount of songwriting royalties, but no royalties as the recording artist.” How can that happen? To date, SiriusXM has paid nearly $250 million dollars in pre-‘72 royalties to the record labels. We want to make sure that a fair share of the monies we have paid, and will pay, under these licenses gets to performers. Without this provision, artists may never see any of the money SiriusXM paid, and will pay, for the use of pre-1972 works. Artists not getting paid hurts our business!

Second, Sirius XM thinks that the fair standard to use in rate setting proceedings is the standard that Congress chose in 1995 and confirmed again in 1998 – which is called the 801(b) standard. However, we are willing to move the “willing buyer/willing seller” standard contained in the MMA. In exchange, we have asked for the same concession that the MMA grants to other digital music services, but we were left out of — simply that the rates that were set last year for five years now apply for ten years. We thought this was a fair compromise when we read the “new” MMA that was released this weekend by the Senate, and are willing to live by that compromise.

Third, SiriusXM is asking the simple question: “Why are we changing the rate court evidence standard for musical compositions in this legislation so that it gives another advantage to broadcasters over satellite radio and streaming services?” There is no policy rationale for this change to tilt the playing field further in their favor, and frankly no one has been able to explain it to us. It is only fair that we debate why the change to Section 114(i) is in the MMA.

So that is the sum total of our changes. There is nothing hidden or underhanded in our views. We have offered these simple amendments on a one-pager. We are prepared to work with the NMPA and RIAA to adopt these amendments, pass the MMA, and move the music industry forward….”

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Skylar Grey DCCCLV :: Skylar Grey’s ‘iTunes Session’ – New Official Artwork | Artwork

Originally being released last year (October 15, 2013), Ms. Grey‘s iTunes Session has now gotten a brand new, alternate piece of artwork.

Check out both pieces of artwork below – click the brand new, top artwork shown below to download a HQ (1200×1200) of it, and click the original artwork beneath to access the iTunes Session release on iTunes!

Skylar Grey – iTunes Session | Artwork+iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXXXIX :: ‘DON’T LOOK DOWN’ 1-Year Anniversary – 9-JUL-2014

The debut album from Ms. Grey, DON’T LOOK DOWN, debuted officially 1 year ago today – on July 9, 2013.

With just under 20 songs making up the album’s collection of material, which pieces of music mean the most to you?

Which featured artist appearance have you been feeling the most?

Was the album your first taste of Skylar Grey music?

Hop onto your socials and share your album thoughts and memories with @SkylarGrey and #DONTLOOKDOWN!

Skylar Grey’s DON’T LOOK DOWN | iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey DCCLVI :: w/ Cody Zwettler, Inspiration Behind ‘Tower (Don’t Look Down)’ & ‘White Suburban’ – Mazomanie, Madison, Wisconsin, 28-OCT-2013 | Photos

After posting several Instagram photos and video from a visit to her hometown (Mazomanie, Madison, Wisconsin) throughout the day today (October 28), Ms. Grey shared a last photo of herself reuniting with her childhood love Cody Zwettler in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Zwettler is the inspiration behind the songs Tower (Don’t Look Down) and White Suburban.

Check out  a couple more photos from their reuniting below, and click each to view them full-size!

Skylar Grey w/ Cody Zwettler ::

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Skylar Grey DCCLV :: Home Town Coverage, Madison, Wisconsin – ‘Madison Magazine’+’Local Sounds Magazine’

The recent release of the Skylar Grey iTunes Session has sparked a series of articles in Ms. Grey’s home town of Madison, Wisconsin. The articles were all written by Rick Tvedt, and have been published in Madison Magazine, as well as Local Sounds Magazine. They focus on the iTunes Session, Ms. Grey’s DON’T LOOK DOWN album debut, and the most recent on Ms. Grey herself.

Check out excerpts from each of the three article below, and click their above titles to access their respective full-length versions on each publication’s official website!

Madison Area’s Biggest Star Returns | Madison Magazine ::
“….let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a newspaper published in Madison called Rick’s Café. Remarkably, this newspaper focused one hundred percent on local music and arts. Its owner and publisher was a crazy guy who shall go unnamed, but he gave it his best shot, ultimately transitioning the newspaper to an Internet publication while blogging for another prominent magazine that wanted to expand its music coverage. Anyway, this crazy guy thought there should be a focus on female artists in every issue of Rick’s Café. Aware of a youngster who was hanging out with Leo Sidran and starting to make a few waves, said crazy guy went to little ol’ Mazomanie, Wisconsin, where he sat in a living room with a very, very shy sixteen-year-old who talked about her life so far. Turns out she had been singing at the age of three and performing with her mother in a folk duo called Generations. Holly Brook was the feature story in that first issue of Rick’s Café back in January of 2003.

Fast forward a few years. Holly Brook decides to break out and suddenly picks up and moves to Los Angeles. Gutsy? You’re damn right….

Brook gets into a management deal—a decision that she, like many, many artists over the course of history, would later regret. But, as is the case with almost every major musical artist of our time, perseverance would be the key and bad luck is either a killer or a motivator.

It seems that bad luck was almost a killer in Brook’s case, as she bottomed out for an extended period of time. To know Holly, however, is to know that there would be no denying her the success she so earnestly sought. She re-emerged, remade as Skylar Grey, a name she chose largely because of the color grey, which could mean bleakness to some or possibility to others, such as herself. She wrote “Love the Way You Lie, which was picked up by Eminem, recorded for his 2010 album Recovery and became a smash hit. The collaboration between Grey and producer Alex Da Kid on “Love the Way You Lie” continued, and he played a major role on the production of Skylar Grey’s album Don’t Look Down, released earlier this year….”

SKYLAR GREY – Don’t Look Down | Local Sounds Magazine ::
“….“I never thought that you and I would ever meet again.” That’s the lead-off lyric on the lead-off track to the powerful new “debut” album from one Skylar Grey. Her fans may have been uttering the same sentence in anticipation of this release but, then again, there is no denying this immense talent…. Grey is none other than Holly Brook (real name Holly Brook Hafermann) who grew up in Mazomanie, has been singing since the age of three, appeared on recordings with her mother Candace Krietlow in a folk duo called Generations and released several recordings under the name Holly Brook…. She’s also made television appearances with Fort Minor (to name one), and co-written songs for Eminem who executive produced this recording…. Not bad for a youngster who grew up covering Joni Mitchell songs and liked to skate on the lake near her Mazomanie home.

Don’t Look Down at first blush might sound like a plethora of pop artists out there who have mediocre talent but are buoyed by a sea of corporate investors and hot-shot producers. Granted, Don’t Look Down has a slew of co-writing credits and the production (by Alex Da Kid and Jonathan Rotem) is absolutely top-notch. But underneath all the sheen you can hear Grey’s singular voice and imagine how these songs evolved from a single instrument as is no doubt the case. To question Grey’s veracity would be a gross miscalculation. This music is explicit, edgy as hell, and Holly Brook Hafermann has lived every inch of it.

There are some stunning hooks throughout the album and every track is a winner with the vocals being the absolute center of attention. The enormously talented supporting musicians never get in the way of this while infusing the songs with smart hipness. Grey is not one to sugarcoat her feelings and the album drops a lot of f-bombs so buyer beware if you’re listening to the explicit version. Even if you are offended by that maybe you should put aside your pussyness and take a taste of real life….

“Wear Me Out” may or may not be directed at her mother but it’s a powerful statement of individuality. “C’mon Let Me Ride” may be the most questionable track, going to the pop extreme. But it’s also a parody of pop and few seem to have gotten the joke. The song features a pretty hilarious machochismo rap by none other than Eminem. “Shit, Man” features Angel Haze and tells the story of an unexpected pregnancy. “White Suburban” stands out as the album closer. It shuns all the heavy production and plays like a torch balled. Grey laments the memory of her first love, mourning that “The first won’t happen twice.”

If you want further proof that these songs can stand up in a solo performance check out Grey’s follow-up EP iTunes Session where she performs several of these tracks in an unplugged setting….simply mesmerizing.

Rolling Stone recently demonstrated their hypocrisy (once again!) by dissing Grey in a review. While they glamorize more flagrantly offensive music by 50 Cent and, yes, Eminem, they write Grey off as a “potty mouth.” That was a mistake but may be a blessing in disguise for Grey who will no doubt use that review as fuel for her fire. To understand her is to understand the utter tenacity with which she has lived her life thus far – a few years yet short of thirty. The sheer guts, courage and perseverance she displays on Don’t Look Down are staggering. Like the magazine’s dismissal of Led Zeppelin on arrival, they are sure to live this one down, too….”

SKYLAR GREY – iTunes Session | Local Sounds Magazine ::
“….they say the measure of a good song is that, no matter how it was recorded, no matter how much production went into it or how many overdubs went on it, it can sound just as great with one voice and one instrument. Skylar Grey proves that in spades with her new iTunes Session release.

If you’ve heard her “debut” album Don’t Look Down (and you absolutely should –it’s killer….), you probably think along the lines of it just being another churned-out corporate product. There are heaps of production on that recording and too many co-writing credits that usually spell trouble. But underneath you can hear that one lone voice, aching in the night somewhere in a bleak inner city and accompanied by a singular guitar. In Grey’s case, these days it is more often a piano.

Take a listen to her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want. This is Skylar Grey’s roots when she went by her first two names Holly Brook….growing up in the most unlikely of places: Mazomanie, Wisconsin. And she nails it – gorgeously. She was schooled on Joni Mitchell…. She’s been through a lot of living since then and a lot of hell.

If you think Grey is just another mediocre pop singer propped up by industry money and shadowy music industrialists, these nine performance will prove you wrong and you simply would not grasp the tenacity with which this woman has lived her life….

The crown jewel in Skylar Grey’s talents is that she is able to flutter from blatant pop to haunted confessionals to torch songs and this is the mark of a great vocalist. “White Suburban” closes out the Don’t Look Down album and here it is rendered in even darker tones, conveying the longing memory of that first love and how “the first won’t happen twice.”

iTunes Session features a version of “Room for Happiness” a track by electronic artist Kaskade with Grey on vocals…. Contrasting the two versions reveals the golden nugget of individuality that churns beneath the surface of hard beats and heavy synths, Grey giving it a soft, intense rendering with just acoustic guitars….

The haunting and bitter “Back from the Dead, the irrepressible independence of “Wear Me Out, and the life-affirming declaration of “Sunshine” are every bit as powerful as the album versions. “C’mon Let Me Ride” is still a pop-song parody although few actually get the joke.

One has to remember just how young Grey is – still in her twenties…. The depth of experience that lies beneath these songs is staggering and recording iTunes Session was a brilliant move to bring her personality to the fore….”

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Skylar Grey DCCLIII :: Skylar Grey’s ‘iTunes Session’ – Now Available | Buy

Ms. Grey‘s 9-track, 32-minute iTunes Session has now been released to the iTunes store!

It features special live, studio-acoustic renditions of nine select tracks, including fan-favourites “Sunshine”, a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “All I Want”, and the long-awaited acoustic version of “C’mon Let Me Ride”!

Click the artwork below to grab a copy of the release from iTunes for just $7.99! Also be sure to Rate and Review the release, and share your feelings on it.

Skylar Grey – iTunes Session | iTunes ($7.99) ::
01/ Back from the Dead

02/ Wear Me Out

03/ Room for Happiness

04/ All I Want (Joni Mitchell Cover)

05/ C’mon Let Me Ride

06/ Sunshine

07/ White Suburban

08/ Shit, Man!

09/ Love the Way You Lie

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Skylar Grey DCCLII :: Skylar Grey’s ‘iTunes Session’ Tracklisting – Releasing 15-OCT-2013 | Artwork

It has just been announced that Ms. Grey will be releasing a special iTunes Session this Tuesday (October 15)!

It will feature special live, studio renditions of nine select tracks, including fan-favourites “Sunshine”, a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want”, and the acoustic version of “C’mon Let Me Ride”!

Check out the full tracklisting below, and click the artwork beneath to download it in high-quality (1500×1500)!

Skylar Grey – iTunes Session | Artwork+Tracklisting ::
01/ Back from the Dead

02/ Wear Me Out

03/ Room for Happiness

04/ All I Want (Joni Mitchell Cover)

05/ C’mon Let Me Ride

06/ Sunshine

07/ White Suburban

08/ Shit, Man!

09/ Love the Way You Lie

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Skylar Grey DCCXXII :: MSN Exclusives Interview w/ Matt Schichter – Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 16-JUL-2013 | Video

While in Toronto (July 16) during her DON’T LOOK DOWN Summer Tour, Ms. Grey did an MSN Exclusives interview with Canadian television/radio personality Matt Schichter. Topics include Rihanna singing Love The Way You Lie in the same cadence as Ms. Grey did herself, crafting “C’mon Let Me Ride” to be performed in a live environment, and taking some fan-questions via Twitter.

Check out the full 11-minute feature in HD on Bing by clicking below!

Interview w/ Matt Schichter | MSN Exclusives ::

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Skylar Grey DCCXIX :: Live at Schubas in Chicago – Gowhere Hip Hop Documentary, 21-JUL-2013 | Video

Gowhere Hip Hop has just published their interview/documentary feature, taken from live performance and interview footage filmed by Gowhere at Ms. Grey‘s July 21 DON’T LOOK DOWN Tour stop at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois.

Along with the documentary video itself, check out Gowhere‘s introduction to the piece, as well as their line-up of topics covered within the sit-down interview below. Also check out the track list of songs featured in the piece on by clicking the title below, and be sure to rate their article 5-stars!

Live at Schubas in Chicago – Interview | Gowhere Hip Hop ::
“….there is more to Skylar Grey than being a wonderful singer and songwriter. She has a wide range in her personality and music that are both seen in our interview and in her performance at a sold-out Schubas earlier this week.

After getting the chance to talk with Skylar and experience the concert in such an intimate setting, I became even more of a fan and further appreciate her artistry, complexities, authenticity, and overall style. Watch our new documentary style production above, in what is one of my favorite interviews to date….”

Skylar Grey reveals:

– the influence of hip hop on her music and album

– the first hip hop album she ever bought

– a new story about working with Eminem on the album

– her first reaction to Lupe’s direction on “Words I Never Said”

– the different personalities that are conveyed on the album

– what “Gowhere You Love” means to her

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Skylar Grey DCCXV :: DON’T LOOK DOWN Interview w/ ARTISTdirect – 15-JUL-2013

ARTISTdirect‘s editor-in-chief Rick Florino was recently granted an interview with Ms. Grey – during which they talk about her brand new album DON’T LOOK DOWN, and how the final album varies from her original version for it three years ago. They also talk about some of her favourite films, what artists she enjoys listening to, as well as the meanings of and inspirations for her songs “White Suburban” and “Tower (Don’t Look Down)”.

The interview article also features several photos from Ms. Grey’s album launch event last week with Steve Madden. You may read the introduction to the interview below, as well as several of the questions from the interview itself. Click the ARTISTdirect logo below to view the full feature, including the set of live photos!

Skylar Grey Interview | ARTISTdirect ::
“….Don’t Look Down is the culmination of a life’s work for Skylar Grey. It’s been a long time coming, and the album proves to be everything she’s promised and so much more. At times, it’s invigorating, tempering a hip-hop bravado with positive pop spark. Other times, it delves into truly emotional and ethereal territory, revealing raw and real art in its purest form. It’s also one of the year’s best records…

Recently, Skylar Grey teamed up with Steve Madden Music to launch the album at an unforgettable live event last week. She’s got an undeniably awesome fashion sense so it proved to be the perfect partnership.

In this exclusive interview with editor in chief Rick Florino, Skylar Grey opens up about Don’t Look Down, movies, dark influences, and so much more….”

What ties the record together?

I wanted it to be something that represented me as a person and told the story of my life in all different ways. If I were just to make an album that was full of somber, dark things, that wouldn’t be reality. If I just did songs like “C’mon Let Me Ride”, that wouldn’t be reality either. I put an amount of variety on the album that would represent my personality. I feel like it’s really balanced as far as that goes. It shows all my different sides and tells a lot of meaningful and poignant stories of my life.

Where did “Tower (Don’t Look Down)” come from?

I moved to L.A. when I was like seventeen to pursue my dreams. I knew by doing that I was going to be leaving a lot behind, but it was all for the best. It was a positive move for me. At the same time, I was leaving a lot of things behind like a certain person. It was written from the perspective of the person staying in the small town and watching me go off and chase my dreams and never having this future we dreamed of when we were kids.

What have you been listening to?

I’m really excited about Angel Haze. I bought her EP a couple of months ago, and I reached out and put her on my album because I love her work. I’m excited to get her new album. I’m really looking forward to it. She’s really unique and raw. She does her own thing, and she’s really talented.

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