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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Skylar Grey MXXXVIII :: Wolk Morais Collection 5 Fashion Show – Los Angeles, 22-MAY-2017 | Photos

Ms. Grey was in attendance at the Wolk Morais Collection 5 Fashion Show at Yamashiro Hollywood in Los Angeles yesterday (May 22)! The fashion show itself was a partnership with Teen Cancer America, and among others in attendance were musicians Aly & AJ (Alyson and AJ Michalka).

Those who follow Ms. Grey on Instagram were treated to both behind-the-scenes photos and videos via her Instagram Story, so be sure to follow her on there for future speak peeks!

Also be sure to check out the pro-shots by John Sciulli below, and click any of the shots to view the Zimbio gallery.

Skylar Grey | Wolk Morais Collection 5 Fashion Show ::
WEARING :: Wolk Morais
HAIR :: Bobby Eliot
MAKE-UP ::
Jenna Kristina
STYLIST :: Monty Jackson

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Skylar Grey MXXXVII :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – ‘Crooked Teeth’ Album, Now Available | Buy

Rock group Papa Roach‘s new album Crooked Teeth has officially dropped, featuring their new “Periscope” cut with Ms. Grey!

Stop by your favourite local record shop to pick up a copy of the 2-CD Deluxe Edition album, and click below to grab your download of “Periscope”!

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” | iTunes ::

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Skylar Grey MXXXVI :: ‘Moving Mountains (Acoustic)’ Live – AllSaints’ LA Sessions x Billboard Interview | Video

“….“so when you do this interview and you print it,” Skylar Grey wonders between a few bites of chips and salsa, “do you print the crunching noises somehow? Like, ‘crunch, crunch, crunch?’”….” – Billboard

Fashion brand AllSaints have released a special video of Ms. Grey performing an acoustic version of her NATURAL CAUSES single Moving Mountains live at AllSaints Studios in Los Angeles. After her performance Ms. Grey talked with Billboard’s Brad Wete about her performance, AllSaints, her own fashion styles, and music.

Read a few excerpts from the Billboard interview below (click the their logo to read it in full), and see both the live video as well as info on what All Saints fashion Ms. Grey wore for their LA Sessions performance nestled beneath!

Stay tuned for more video footage to come.

Skylar Grey for AllSaints | AllSaints’ LA Sessions x Billboard ::
“….What makes you an AllSaints fan?
I’ve been a fan of AllSaints for quite a few years. I like that there’s a lot of neutral colors but a bunch of different shapes. I’m wearing all black right now, but it’s an interesting all black look.

What’s the difference between stage Skylar and you at home fashion-wise?
If I’m at home, I’m in sweats. I just want to be comfortable. That’s the only thing that matters. When I’m performing I sit at a piano. So it’s important that I find something that looks good when I’m sitting. When I try on an outfit, I actually pull a chair next to the mirror to figure out what looks good from the side. Do I tuck my shirt in? Or see if I have a waist. Sitting changes the way that the clothes hang. Especially on camera, you want to show shape.

What does the rest of the year have in store for you?
I’ve been in the studio a lot lately, writing for other people, which I never really did before. People think I’ve done a lot of writing sessions because I have some big hits. But when I had those hits, they were by chance in a way. I was living in Oregon in a cabin in the woods by myself, outside of the whole industry and music scene. Then people called me in to get their version of
“Love the Way You Lie” and I didn’t know how to do a session.

I wasn’t into the whole game of meeting someone you’ve never met before and suddenly sitting down to write a song together. It was very awkward to me. I put a lot of pressure on myself. Every time I did one, I thought everyone expected me to make a smash. That song was one that, maybe, comes along once in a lifetime. It went diamond! So afterward, if I didn’t make a great song, I’d literally leave the room crying. It was so hard on me emotionally. So I stayed out of rooms.

What changed?
I grew up, realized that life is short and got back into it with a totally different headspace. My only goal is to make a song that I love. Who cares where it goes? I don’t care if it gets a Grammy nomination or if it gets on the radio or if anybody cuts it. I could die tomorrow. So I’m going to enjoy my day writing a song.

When did you make that turn?
November [2016]. It took me that long. But since November I’ve been doing four sessions a week, which is a lot for me. I have a lot coming; cuts with other people and for movie soundtracks. I’ve been realizing just how much I love being in the studio.

Are you working on a new album for yourself?
I’m about to start another album. Who knows, I might write a great song in a session [with another artist] but if it doesn’t work for them, it might end up on my album….”


WEARING :: Edin Silk Shirt x Mazzy Cropped Jeans
FOOTWEAR :: Xerxes Heel

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