Check out what’s been said about the song so far….
Jenna Marbles | Twitter ::
“….my hands down favorite song this week is @SkylarGrey #IKnowYou total goosebumps and I love it so much. @SiriusXMHits1 #YouTube15….”
Listen to Skylar Grey | Rebecca Minkoff ::
“….regardless of how you may feel about the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie (opening Valentine’s Day), there’s no denying that the official soundtrack is shaping up to be pretty amazing.
….now Skylar Grey is throwing her hat into the ring with “I Know You,” a sweeping piano ballad has Grey pleading for commitment from her partner. No word on whether the song will be featured in the film or reserved for the soundtrack, but once you hear it with its heart-wrenching vocals and swelling orchestral strings you’ll be wondering, how could they NOT?
Take a second to prepare yourselves for the feels, and listen to it above….”
‘I Know You’ Single Review (4.7/5.0) | FDRMX ::
“….“I Know You” by Skylar Grey is the latest song to come out of the soundtrack and may just be the reason why I finally decide to purchase the album…. The angst and slow progression of the song fits perfectly into the theme that has been chosen for the movie.
….With every note she sings, you can hear the pleading in her voice. It’s easy to relate to the helpless feeling being portrayed in the song….
A series of orchestral strings accompany Grey’s high vocals in this song that is sure to melt your cold, cold heart…. I’ve heard all of the songs that have been released from the soundtrack thus far, and I am inclined to say that Skylar Grey’s “I Know You” is my favorite. The lyrics are relatable, her voice is hauntingly beautiful, and the music that accompanies her vocals is exquisite….”
“I Know You” | Gowhere Hip Hop ::
“….considering how haunting and mysterious the 50 Shades of Grey trailer looks, it’s only a natural fit to tab Skylar Grey to provide a similar mood for the soundtrack. Here’s the first listen of “I Know You” in lyric video form below and it’s up to the standards you’d expect.
The song builds beautifully. Added strings, drums, and piano for the latter half of the record give it a monumental ending. Hopefully this earns some shine in the movie itself as no doubt, Skylar will gain some fans with this one….”
Grey Offers Up Moody Piano Ballad | TIME ::
“….when we last heard from Skylar Grey, she was asking the tough questions on Nicki Minaj’s “Bed of Lies.” She’s back with an equally moody, though somewhat less depressing, piano ballad for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack—in other words, she’s showing listeners a different shade of (Skylay) Grey.
She didn’t just get the job because of her last name, though. Grey has a knack for writing about messed-up relationships….and Fifty Shades is the perfect opportunity for that. This song is called “I Know You,” and its lyrics resemble things Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) probably whispers longingly to Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) when they aren’t exploring their kinky sides….”
Grey Premieres Gorgeous ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Single | Jon ALi’s Blog ::
“….the song is a gorgeous ballad driven by haunting piano lines and a subtle drum beat about convincing your lover to let go of the past and fully commit.
When it comes to moody ballads, Skylar always gets it right. “I Know You” is easily one of my favorite cuts from her yet….”
Skylar Grey’s Gorgeous “Fifty Shades” Song | Cosmopolitan ::
“….“I Know You” by Skylar Grey (no relation), a slow, piano-based ballad about convincing your lover to let go of his past and just be chill. Ana is definitely going to sing this at the next Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc. karaoke night….”
Grey’s ‘Fifty Shades’ Song Gets on its Knees and Begs | MTV ::
“….are you emotionally ready for this new song from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack? The answer is probably no, but if you’re feeling ambitious, it’s time to dive into Skylar Grey’s offering for the sensual movie, modeled after E.L. James’ bestselling novel.
Grey sings sweetly and achingly for her lover to fully commit, telling him “I know you, baby.” It’s as if they’ve been through it all before and she just wants to be in love without complications.
Listen up, and go down that road, if you dare….”
You’re Going to Love Skylar Grey’s Emotional Fifty Shades Song | InStyle ::
“….her track “I Know You” is a haunting piano ballad about convincing your lover to let go of the past and fully commit. Christian Grey: we’re looking at you.
“Don’t complicate it / Don’t let the past dictate / I have been patient but slowly / I’m losing / Faith,” Grey sings over a cluster of orchestral strings.
There’s no word yet as to whether the track will feature in the actual movie or be reserved exclusively for the soundtrack, but it is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings….”
Grey Rounds Out the 50 Shades Soundtrack | MuchMusic ::
“….we’ve already heard incredible new songs from Beyoncé, Sia, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding and now we’re fittingly getting some music from Ms. Grey.
….Grey’s haunting vocals croon about wanting love and being patient while waiting for it in her orchestra-heavy single….”
Watch | Idolator ::
“….while the visual itself is quite simple (it literally just shows the lyrics), the song itself is a beautiful ballad with soaring strings and luxurious-sounding percussion….”
Soundtrack Gets Latest Sizzling Single | Music Times ::
“….Grey plays up the emotion in “I Know You,“ a mid-tempo piano ballad with a pulsing beat, yearning lyrics and dripping, high vocals from the “Coming Home” singer.
“I Know You” starts with a sweeping, soft string of piano chords before Grey blasts above her instrument of choice. With a soothing melody, she takes the perspective of a hesitant lover, recalling the steamy story between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
“I have been patient, but slowly I’m losing faith / So, please / I know you, baby / I know you, baby,” Grey sings in the chorus, with a small, whispered voice that’s full of raw emotion and vulnerability. Add in some strings, and you have an emotional pull of the strings perfectly fitting for Fifty Shades of Grey….”
Fifty Shades of Grey OST | therarefied ::
“….I Know You likewise simply stuns, benefiting immensely from a wonderful sensuous tune and Skylar Grey’s fantastic rendition….”
Steamy ‘Fifty Shades’ Soundtrack | The Dallas Morning News ::
“….I prefer the stark Skylar Grey (no relation to Christian) tune “I Know You” — it encapsulates the push-and-pull between serving a fetish and catching real feelings….”
Listening Room | The Oakland Press ::
“….Skylar Grey also stands out with “I Know You,” an aching romantic plea that should have listeners going through plenty of Kleenex during its five minutes….”
I Know You (from the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack) | Life Under A Lucky Star ::
“….the soft ballad sees Ms. Grey‘s vocals ache and bleed desperate emotions as it intertwines with the haunting orchestration of I Know You.
….it’s sure to tug on heartstrings all around the world, especially amongst those who have fought to help their partner let go of the bitter past and embrace commitment….”
Why the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack Is On Point | PopWrapped ::
“….this girl is definitely not appreciated as much as she should and “I Know You” only further proves it. Skylar Grey, master of bad romance songwriting, delivers an emotional piano ballad…. The lyrics are all about opening up and trusting enough to achieve a good relationship, and she sings them beautifully as ever….”