Skylar Grey MXLVIII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Reviews and Buzz

Three weeks out from the (June 15) release of Macklemore x Skylar Grey‘s much lauded Glorious, the first live performance of which received a standing ovation on The Tonight Show, many music fans and blogs have now given their opinion on the collaboration – check out a selection below!

Macklemore Teams Up with Skylar Grey | RESPECT. ::
“….here lies the single “Glorious, an inspirational cut that features acclaimed singer-songwriter Skylar Grey….”

Macklemore Drops “Glorious” | Idolator ::
“….featuring the powerful pipes of Skylar Grey, this is the 33-year-old’s best, and most autobiographical, solo offering to date….

Macklemore is in a deeply reflective mood…. He looks back on his career and comes to the conclusion that he’s right where he needs to be via Skylar’s soaring chorus. “I feel glorious, glorious, got a chance to start again,” she belts. “I was born for this, born for this. It’s who I am, how could I forget?”….”

[new music friday] | idobi ::
“….Skylar Grey, guest vocalist extraordinaire, turns the track into absolute ear candy….”

(New Music) | Respect My Region ::
“….the record sounds great, I’m not the biggest fan but I see this getting radio play and Skylar killed that hook….”

“Glorious” ft. Skylar Grey | Hillydilly ::
“….Macklemore is back with a new track featuring Skylar Grey, “Glorious”. It’s a very promising one, and, while it’s not close to fitting in to the popular musical climate (trap-leaning rap), it is a refreshing, extravagantly arranged, Budo-produced song that sounds like it was made to be played live in front of fifty thousand, and that speaks for itself….”

Inspiring New Song | Rolling Stone ::
“….“Glorious” has a rapid percussion and an energizing piano loop. Macklemore unravels a torrent of lyrics that complement Skylar Grey’s gospel-tinged hook. “Glorious” is an ode to fresh start and embracing life….”

Macklemore Returns | Sway’s Universe ::
“….pairing up with the beautiful and incredibly talented, Skylar Grey….

The wordsmith takes to this triumphant instrumental and puts together some meaningful and thoughtful wordplay, giving us something refreshing and addictive. Skylar adds her vocal touches along the way, as they come together for something solid….”

SINGLE REVIEW | ThomasBleach ::
“….“Glorious” is the lead single from Macklemore’s forthcoming solo album and it’s a big one.

Grey acts as his inner voice during the chorus and reassures him that he is doing exactly what he is meant to be doing in this life.

It’s quite the empowering track without feeling cliché or cheesy. It doesn’t have any gimmicks….and is just purely a feel good track….”

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Skylar Grey MXLVII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Live on The Tonight Show, 28-JUN-2017 | Video

On last night’s (June 28) edition of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Ms. Grey performed alongside her Glorious collaborator Macklemore, marking the live television debut of the song!

Relive the moment, which earned a standing ovation from the crowd, via The Tonight Show‘s official YouTube channel below!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Live on The Tonight Show ::

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Skylar Grey MXLVI :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Official Alternate Visual, Spotify #RockThis Exclusive | Video


Papa Roach have now also uploaded the video to their Facebook – you can check it out below!

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A special, alternate visual for Ms. Grey‘s Periscope collaboration with Papa Roach has been released! The original version of the official visual was released on June 7.

This second, alternate music video is an exclusive to Spotify‘s #RockThis playlist, and features Vale Genta and Dominic Devore.

NOTE :: At present this video is a Spotify exclusive and requires the Spotify app which must be updated to the latest version in order to be accessed. Once you’re certain that you’re on a device with the Spotify app installed, click the logo below to access the video!

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” | Alternate Visual ::

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Skylar Grey MXLV :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Reviews and Buzz

It’s now two weeks out from the (June 7) release of the official video for Ms. Grey‘s Papa Roach collaboration Periscope, and a little over a month since the (May 19) release of the song itself.

The song and visual have been getting good reception from fans and critics alike – check out a smattering of reviews below!

Crooked Teeth 8/10 | Rock Sins ::
“….Grey appears on ‘Periscope’ a mid-paced ballad that comes in the second half of the album. Skylar has a very versatile voice that is well suited to this kind of track, and she and Jacoby compliment each other very well…. It’s one of the album’s highlights and will no doubt be a future single….”

Papa Roach Featuring Skylar Grey | Critic Jonni ::
“….I reckon she’ll have a big solo hit song, with that voice, for sure. This collaboration completely works, and this song becomes more and more special the more we all hear it….”

 Crooked Teeth (Album Review) | Wall Of Sound ::
“…. Papa Roach has blended what they determined to be weird into something that actually works. For instance, they collaborate with Skylar Grey on one track, whose epic song writing ability and vocals really shine with Shaddix on ‘Periscope’. It’s a pop ballad and not really something I would have thought I’d enjoy, but there it is….”

Brace Yourself | Mace & Crown ::
“….Papa Roach enlisted the vocal services of Skylar Grey on the melancholic ballad “Periscope” offering a well-defined vocal color and lyrical ambiance within the set….”

Album Review | Loudwire ::
“….a stark contrast to the on again embracing of hip-hop is having pop singer/songwriter Skylar Grey teaming up with Shaddix on “Periscope. The result is one of the highlights of Crooked Teeth, with Grey’s stirring vocals actually meshing well with the band’s sound, which is restrained in just the right way to make it work on every level….”

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Skylar Grey MXLIV :: ‘Love the Way You Lie’ – Billboard’s ‘Demo vs. Final Version Showdowns’, 20-JUN-2017

Billboard‘s Gil Kaufman has compiled a list of some of the most notable modern cases of demo versions of tracks being originally performed by artists other than those who eventually sang the final studio version of the song.

Ms. Grey‘s Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III (the demo for the Eminem x Rihanna cut Love the Way You Lie) made the list – check out what they had to say about the demo below, and click the Billboard logo to see the full list!

Skylar Grey x Eminem x Rihanna | “Love the Way You Lie” ::
“….Skylar Grey is an amazing singer and songwriter, who put an extra layer of sad on her demo for the Rihanna/Eminem smash “Love the Way You Lie”….”

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Skylar Grey MXLIII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Live on ‘The Tonight Show’, Airing 28-JUN-2017

NBC has announced that the upcoming June 28 episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is scheduled to include a live performance by Ms. Grey and Macklemore of their new single “Glorious”!

Other guests for the episode are listed as actor/comedian Kristen Wiig and actor/musician Paul Dano.

Be sure to tune in Wednesday after next (June 28) to your local NBC affiliate to catch the performance, and if you’ve yet to grab your own copy of “Glorious” you may do so by clicking its artwork below!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey MXLII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Now Available | Buy

The brand new Skylar Grey x Macklemore collaboration “Glorious” (produced by Budo) has hit digital retailers!

Click its artwork below to grab your copy, and be sure to consider sharing it on your socials if you dig it!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Buy ::
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Skylar Grey MXLI :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Available 15-JUN-2017 | Teaser

As teased by Ms. Grey on her social media yesterday (June 13), her collaboration “Glorious” with Macklemore will drop tomorrow/this Thursday (June 15)!

Check out the visual teaser for the artwork via Macklemore‘s Instagram below, and stay tuned for the buy link once the music drops!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Teaser ::

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Skylar Grey MXL :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Alternative Press’ Behind-the-Scenes Feature, 7-JUN-2017 | Photos

“….Skylar—she’s badass. She’s calm, cool, collected….”
– Jacoby Shaddix, Alternative Press

Alternative PressMaggie Dickman interview Papa Roach lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix about their new song and video with Ms. Grey, Periscope (off their new full-length Crooked Teeth record).

This feature also includes several behind-the-scenes photos (by Bryson Roatch) – after checking out a couple of excerpts from the article below, be sure to click the pro-shot beneath them to access Alt Press‘ website to view the feature/behind-the-scenes photo set in their entirety!

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” BtS | Alt Press ::
“….Alt Press: What was the original meaning behind the song, and how did you make that come to life in the music video?
Jacoby Shaddix: Periscope is inspired by love and being loved and the realization that sometimes you might not be worth being loved, and the struggle within that—how much work it takes to make things work.

As far as the music video, we’re super happy with and proud of the video. One part I think is really special is when Skylar and I are in the shot at the same time but we’re not engaging with each other—I think that represents the disconnection within the song.

AP: How was it working with Skylar Grey on the video set? What was that energy like?
JS: Skylar—she’s badass. She’s calm, cool, collected, and had a very direct vision of how she wanted to look in this video. We have the utmost respect for her as an artist, and she brings such an amazing element to this song and video….”

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Skylar Grey MXXXIX :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Official Visual | Video

As those who have been following Ms. Grey on her Instagram and Twitter accounts know, a music video for her Papa Roach collaboration Periscope has been in the works.

The official visual has now been unveiled – check it out via YouTube below!

Directed by The Uprising Creative.

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” | Official Visual ::

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