Skylar Grey DCC :: Flaunt Magazine – Issue 128, 11-JUL-2013 | Photos

Issue 128 of Flaunt has hit the stands, and features a new piece on Ms. Grey by Binkie Smalls and Phlo Finister, with photography by Ian Morrison.

You may view the scans taken of the issue below – click each to download and view them full-size!

Skylar Grey – Issue 128 | Flaunt ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCIX :: Interview w/ What’s Trending – Live Performance+Fan Questions+Trending Now, 8-JUL-2013 | Video

After appearing on What’s Trending back in February of this year (2013), Ms. Grey returned again this past Monday (July 8) to chat with hosts Shira Lazar and Ethan Newberry about her brand new album DON’T LOOK DOWN, answer questions from fans (both in the studio, as well as questions submitted online), perform “Wear Me Out” live, and participate in the show’s Trending Now segment.

Check out both official What’s Trending segments via YouTube below!

Skylar Grey on What’s Trending | YouTube ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCVIII :: Exclusive DON’T LOOK DOWN Interview w/ Yahoo! Music, 1-JUL-2013 | Video

Yahoo! Music has released their July 1 interview with Ms. Grey – the 9-minute sit-down interview has Ms. Grey talking about the three-year writing process of her DON’T LOOK DOWN album, why she chose “C’mon Let Me Ride” as the first single, Holly Brook vs. Skylar Grey, as well as explaining the meanings of her album songs “S***, Man!” (feat. Angel Haze) and “Sunshine”, and what she hopes listeners take away from the album as a whole. She also talks about her being excited to find out the winner of her FINAL WARNING Rap Contest with Gigg, which would be revealed the next day (July 2) to be B!lly ShayXpeer.

Check out the full video via Yahoo! below!

Exclusive Skylar Grey Interview | Yahoo! Music ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCVII :: USA Today – DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review by Elysa Gardner, 9-JUL-2013 | Photo

While Ms. Grey‘s debut record DON’T LOOK DOWN still sits comfortably in the #3 spot on iTunes Top Albums and at #1 on the iTunes Top Pop Albums chart, six of the album’s songs are also in the top 200 of the iTunes Top Pop Songs chart, with “Back From The Dead” (feat. Big Sean & Travis Barker) and “Love The Way You Lie, Pt. III” residing in the top 40.

We also have the third of the initial critical reviews of the debut full-length – this third July 9 piece having been written by USA Today‘s Elysa Gardner.

Click below to view a scan of the article from the physical print edition of the publication full-size (1039×763), and read the complete review article!

DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review | USA Today ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCVI :: New York Post – DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review by Michaelangelo Matos, 9-JUL-2013 | Photo

While Ms. Grey‘s now-released DON’T LOOK DOWN album has so far climbed to the #3 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart (as well as to #1 on the iTunes Top Pop Albums chart), we have another in the list of critical reviews of the debut full-length – this second July 9 piece being written by the New York Post‘s Michaelangelo Matos.

Click the scan below to view it full-size (1614×1780), and read the complete review article!

DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review | New York Post ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCV :: The New York Times – DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review by Jon Pareles, 9-JUL-2013 | Photo

First up in the list of critical reviews of Ms. Grey‘s now-released DON’T LOOK DOWN album is a piece by Jon Pareles, in the July 9 issue of The New York Times.

Click the scan below to view it full-size (852×1182), and read the complete album review article!

DON’T LOOK DOWN Album Review | The New York Times ::

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Skylar Grey DCXCIV :: ‘Tower (Don’t Look Down)’ – iTunes Single of the Week, 9-JUL-2013 | Free Download+Artwork

Along with the iTunes Edition of DON’T LOOK DOWN containing 2 exclusive bonus tracks, and being sold for only $6.99 (for one week only), iTunes has now also released the album song “Tower (Don’t Look Down)” (a lyric from which the DON’T LOOK DOWN album takes its title) as their latest free Single of the Week download!

The song will be a free download for one week only – be sure to take advantage of this special release, and share the official link to the free download around everywhere that you can to promote DON’T LOOK DOWN and give people a chance to sample a cut off of the full-length record!

“Tower (Don’t Look Down)” – Single of the Week | iTunes (Free) ::
“….there’s little doubt that Skylar Grey knows how to craft a pop hook – she released a debut album, toured with a number of notable singer/songwriters, and co-wrote the Eminem/Rihanna hit “Love the Way You Lie” while she was still in her early 20s. Although the pensive single “Tower (Don’t Look Down)” has the disarming sincerity and fresh perspective of an emerging young artist, its meticulous construction has the sophisticated touch of a veteran pop songwriter. The song comes from Don’t Look Down, an album which enlists Eminem as an executive producer….”

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Skylar Grey DCXCIII :: DON’T LOOK DOWN Now Available – iTunes+CD+Deluxe Editions | Buy

The long-awaited release of Ms. Grey’s album DON’T LOOK DOWN is finally here! If you’ve yet to get your copy, the album is now available on iTunes in the U.S. – you can check out the 4 different editions of the album (with exclusive bonus tracks) by clicking their respective links below!

The album is Executive Produced by Alex Da Kid & Eminem.

Production by Skylar Grey, Alex Da Kid, J.R. Rotem, Ill Factor, Ross Golan, and Jason DeZuzio.

Featuring Guests Angel Haze, Eminem, Travis Barker, and Big Sean.

S K Y L A R  G R E Y  |  D O N ‘ T  L O O K  D O W N
01| BACK FROM THE DEAD (feat. Big Sean & Travis Barker)

02| FINAL WARNING

03| WEAR ME OUT

04| RELIGION

05| C’MON LET ME RIDE (feat. Eminem)

06| SUNSHINE

07| PULSE

08| GLOW IN THE DARK

09| S***, MAN! (feat. Angel Haze)

10| CLEAR BLUE SKY

11| TOWER (DON’T LOOK DOWN)

12| WHITE SUBURBAN

Deluxe Edition | iTunes
**BONUS TRACKS**

LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, PT. III (DEMO)
TICKING TIME BOMB

Deluxe Edition | Target (CD)
**BONUS TRACKS**

WEIRDO
BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE

Deluxe Edition | Spotify
**BONUS TRACKS**

ONLY THING I HEAR (feat. Travis Barker)

Standard Edition | Amazon (CD)

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Skylar Grey DCXCII :: The Wall Street Journal – ‘Sunshine’ Premiere, 8-JUL-2013 | Online Edition+Stream

The online edition of The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy magazine for July 8 features a piece by Eric R. Danton on the Skylar Grey track “Sunshine” – while not as of yet an album single, the song is featured on Ms. Grey’s DON’T LOOK DOWN album, which is set to drop tomorrow/Tuesday (July 9)!

Read an excerpt from the song review below, and click the WSJ‘s logo beneath to check out the full article, as well as an exclusive premiere stream of the track! Also be sure to leave your thoughts on the song and album in the comments section of the article on WSJ.

Listen to ‘Sunshine’ – Song Premiere | The Wall Street Journal ::
“….she takes a different tack on “Sunshine, a more somber tune that premieres today on Speakeasy. Grey (born Holly Brook Hafermann) sings in wistful tones about making the best of not much, observing, “We ain’t got money but we got sunshine.”

It’s one of the many moods on “Don’t Look Down, which ranges from pugnacious to melancholy on songs with shiny pop hooks and touches of hip-hop in the beats.

Grey is the co-writer of such songs as “Love the Way You Lie, a major hit for Eminem and Rihanna.

“Don’t Look Down” is due July 9 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. What do you think of “Sunshine? Leave your thoughts in the comments….”

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Skylar Grey DCXCI :: DON’T LOOK DOWN Interview Feature by Allison Stewart – 5-JUL-2013 | The Washington Post

Writing for The Washington Post, Allison Stewart phoned Ms. Grey for an interview while Ms. Grey was in Half Moon Bay, California, attending the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit this past June. The conversation evolved into a 2-page feature which is now available via the official Washington Post website.

Read the opening statements from the feature below, and click the publication’s logo to read the entire 2-page article!

Skylar Grey Feature by Allison Stewart | The Washington Post ::
“….if she does nothing else, let Nicole Scherzinger serve as a cautionary tale. The former Pussycat Doll famously spent more than half a decade working on a solo debut, which, after many pushed-back release dates and failed singles, has still never been released in the United States. She isn’t the only one: Even a superstar like Faith Hill isn’t immune to Delayed Album Syndrome. Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey, whose own solo album gestated for more years than she would care to remember, thought she might meet the same fate. “I was a little bit worried, honestly,” she says. Her official debut, “Don’t Look Down, endured years of tweaking, title changes and underperforming singles before it finally gets a proper release on Tuesday.

It’s not that Grey thinks “Don’t Look Down” will make her famous — “I don’t have high expectations for its sales or anything” — it’s just that releasing an album unlocks all the other things she wants to do. Touring, making videos, connecting with fans. “For the past couple years, I feel like I haven’t been allowed to be an artist on all the levels I’ve wanted to,” says Grey, on the phone from northern California’s Half Moon Bay. “Everyone’s been so precious about ‘the right moment.’”

“Don’t Look Down” is a solid offering — a beat-driven pop album with a flair for the dramatic. While early 2000s Dido and Paramore are clear reference points, it also draws upon, but does not overemphasize, Grey’s reputation as a gangsta moll who has served as the angelic-voiced foil to rappers like Dr. Dre and Lupe Fiasco. Eminem, Grey’s mentor, serves as one of the album’s producers….”

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