Skylar Grey CMLXXXII :: Interview w/ Bashar Zidane – Glamoholic Issue #35: The Next Big Thing | Photo

Issue #35 of Glamoholic (The Next Big Thing issue) has hit the shelves, and features a new interview with Ms. Grey by Bashar Zidane!

They talk about what emotions drove her songwriting for the the new album, mentors, fashion, and guilty pleasures – view a few excerpts below, and click the pro-shot to view the full feature+gallery and order your own physical copy of the issue (which ship worldwide) while they’re still available!

Skylar Grey – I’ve Grown Up A Lot | Glamoholic ::
“….What type of emotions did you experience while writing the new songs??
Well in the past few years, I feel like I’ve grown up a lot. I finally accepted myself and found the true keys to my happiness. So, a lot of the songs come from that place of really just owning who I am and getting the most out of life. But there are some really sad songs about heartbreak on this album, too. No emotion is invalid… I’m not saying one should never feel negativity, but in recent years I’ve learned how to get over things quicker than usual, or at least find peace and enjoy other parts of life outside of the heartbreak or sadness.

Do you ever feel like you’re not ready to revisit some story / topic and write about it?
I suppose sometimes there are certain things about my more recent past that still cause such deep negative emotions that I avoid thinking about them. The further something is in the past, the easier it is to write about, and from a positive perspective. No need to torture myself to write a song. Making music is supposed to be fun.

How do you usually balance between the emotionally-charged songs and the catchy melodic ones??
Even the catchy melodic stuff is emotionally charged for me, even though it may not seem like it to a listener.  Everything comes from a real place. Emotion can be happy or sad, weak or empowered, fearful or excited…

Who would you say influenced you the most throughout your whole life?
I’ve had a lot of mentors along the way… My mom was first of course. Being a musician herself, and always being supportive of me following my dreams was huge to the start of my career.

How far does fashion help you express your mood and reflect your personality?
Fashion is big for me. I get shit though for being too Tom Boy.  It’s gotta be the right balance and sometimes I nail it, sometimes I don’t.  Being an outdoorsy girl, it’s always been inside me to be kinda Tom Boy, but I started dressing with androgynous feel to my fashion because I wanted to appear tougher and taken seriously. I think everyone should be treated equally regardless of gender or race, but unfortunately the world isn’t there yet.  As a young female in a predominantly male industry, I definitely got pushed around a lot in the beginning. In addition, there is the part of my personality that is unafraid to explore the darkness and the unknowns, which is represented by the almost gothic edge I have at times….”

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Skylar Grey CMLXXXI :: ‘Gangsta’ #1 on iTunes R&B/Soul Chart x ‘Suicide Squad’ Film World Premiere – New York City, 1-AUG-2016 | Photos+Video

With new soundtrack cut “Gangsta” (performed by Kehlani x written by Ms. Grey) now sitting comfortably at the #1 spot of iTunes’ R&B/Soul Chart, we take a look back at Ms. Grey as she herself was in attendance at the Suicide Squad film world premiere this past Monday night (August 1) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

You can check out both a still photo and a 1-minute video of Ms. Grey walking the red carpet below, along with fashion stats on who she was wearing for the event!

Additionally, you can view Ms. Grey’s own photo of herself with Margot Robbie (who portrayed Harley Quinn in the film) borrowed from her social media!

Skylar Grey – Suicide Squad Film Premiere | Photos+Video ::

DRESS :: Neoprene Black Dress by Marmar Halim (Fall Winter 2016/2017 Collection)

HAIR :: L’Oréal Paris Féria Absolute Platinum

STYLIST :: Seiji

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Skylar Grey CMLXXX :: ‘Gangsta’ Written by Skylar Grey x Performed by Kehlani – Single x Visual, Now Available | Buy+Video

UPDATE | VIDEO ::

With the full Suicide Squad: The Album soundtrack having dropped this past Friday (August 5), Kehlani has now (August 8) released the music video for her soundtrack cut “Gangsta” (written by Ms. Grey)!

View the official visual via YouTube below.

Kehlani – “Gangsta” | Official Visual ::

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“….“I was a few bars in, and I was like, ‘This is a beast. This is going to smash.’ But the other thing is that there’s this emotional quality to it that’s sort of raw, broken yet strong…haunting quality to it.”….” – Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer to host Zane Lowe, Beats 1 radio programme, 1-AUG-2016

With the Suicide Squad: The Album soundtrack disc dropping this Friday (August 5), Kehlani‘s “Gangsta”, which was written by Ms. Grey, has just been added as the newest of now four instant downloads when one pre-orders the album on iTunes!

Check out the full soundtrack album tracklisting (including the brand new Skylar Grey song “Wreak Havoc”) below, and click the album artwork to access the soundtrack’s full iTunes pre-order page to get your copy of “Gangsta” now!

Kehlani – “Gangsta” (written by Skylar Grey) | iTunes ::

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 CMLXXIX :: Atlas Genius Talk Skylar Grey w/ Rob Herrera – Front Row Live Ent., 15-JUL-2016 | Video

During a recent (July 15) interview with Rob Herrera for Front Row Live Ent., Atlas GeniusMichael and Keith Jeffery were asked about their experience meeting and touring with Ms. Grey. They talked becoming friends on their recent tour, sharing song ideas back and forth, and their plans to meet up with Ms. Grey again in the future.

Check out the interview via YouTube below, with the Skylar Grey portion of the inter starting at the 8:20 mark, and be sure to stay tuned to see if there will be any more Skylar Grey x Atlas Genius collaborations on the horizon!

Atlas Genius Talk Skylar Grey | Front Row Live Ent. ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXXVIII :: ‘Off Road’ Lyrics x Annotations – Genius.com, 22-JUL-2016

In conjunction with her new “Off Road” single and 360 video release, Ms. Grey has given Genius.com (formerly Rap Genius) the lyrics to her new song, including annotatons explaing the meaning of the lyrics in her own words.

To check out the complete lyrics and set of annotations click Genius.com‘s logo below!

Skylar Grey – “Off Road” | Lyrics x Annotations ::

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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 five of the official trailers (including the new Comic-Con Soundtrack Remix trailer featuring three non-Skylar Grey soundtrack cuts), 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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