Skylar Grey DXCVII :: ‘THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN’ Soundtrack Exclusive Song ‘Slowly Freaking Out’, Releasing 26-MAR-2013 | Press Release+Artwork

UPDATE | ARTWORK ::

The artwork for the soundtrack has now also been released – check it out below!

THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN | Artwork ::

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An official press release has just been published detailing the soundtrack for the upcoming film THE HOST, which will feature the unreleased Skylar Grey song “Slowly Freaking Out”!

Read the full-length press release below for complete details on the song, soundtrack, and film – the soundtrack drops on March 26!

“Slowly Freaking Out” on THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN Soundtrack | Press Release ::
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Choose to believe. Choose to fight. Choose to Love. Millions of Twilight fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the March 29th opening of The Host (Open Road Films) starring Saoirse Ronan, the next best-selling epic sci-fi love story by Stephenie Meyer, creator of the Twilight Saga. On March 26th, three days before the opening, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records will release THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN, an exciting collection of music inspired by the movie. The album is executive produced by KIDinaKORNER Records founder-producer-songwriter Alex Da Kid and Stephenie Meyer.

THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN is headlined by previously unreleased tracks from artists on KIDinaKORNER Records, most notably the new track “Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Remix)” by platinum selling break-out rock band Imagine Dragons – Also in the spotlight are: “Slowly Freaking Out” by Skylar Grey (co-writer of “Love the Way You Lie, the worldwide #1 hit by Eminem featuring Rihanna); and “Making Time” by Jamie N Commons.

The new album’s opening track is the instrumental theme “Soul Outside” by Antonio Pinto, the talented Brazilian composer of more than 30 film and television scores. Pinto’s film credits also include Central Station (1998), Midnight (2000), Behind the Sun (2002), and Snitch (2013). Pinto received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for “Despedida, co-written with Shakira, from Love in the Time of Cholera.

THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN also includes: “Hanging On” by the acclaimed BRIT Award-winning Cherrytree/Interscope artist Ellie Goulding; “Chasing Rubies (Acoustic)” by Hudson Taylor; “Big Ticket” by Duologue; “Lost” by Die Mason Die; “Evening Ceremony” by Active Child and “Litost” by newest KIDinaKORNER signees X Ambassadors.

“The battle for Earth is ending – The fate of our future begins with One – Fight for your freedom – Fight for your future – Fight for your love.” What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? The Host is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga, worldwide bestselling author Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about – Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Filmed in Louisiana and New Mexico, The Host, from Open Road Films (Killer Elite, The Grey, End Of Watch, Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Machete Kills) is directed by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, In Time, Gattaca). Niccol adapted the screenplay from Stephenie Meyer’s 2008 novel, which spent 26 weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and 36 weeks on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. The Host is produced by Nick Wechsler (Magic Mike, Requiem for a Dream), Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz (The Tree of Life, The Road), and Stephenie Meyer. Director of photography is Roberto Schaefer, A.S.C., A.I.C. (Quantum of Solace). Editor is Thomas J. Nordberg (Holes, Scary Movie 2). Production designer is Andy Nicholson (Frankenweenie, Captain America: The First Avenger).

THE HOST. CHOOSE TO LISTEN track listing:
1. Soul Outside – Antonio Pinto
2. Chasing Rubies (Acoustic) – Hudson Taylor
3. Big Ticket – Duologue
4. Slowly Freaking Out – Skylar Grey
5. Making Time – Jamie N Commons
6. Lost – Die Mason Die
7. Evening Ceremony – Active Child
8. Hanging On – Ellie Goulding
9. Litost – X Ambassadors
10. Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Remix) – Imagine Dragons

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Skylar Grey DXCVI :: Diddy Introducing Skylar Grey at Rags 2 Riches Live | Video

Before her live set at the premiere Rags 2 Riches Live event (which broke records with a 1 million+ live streaming audience, and was moved to a larger venue to accomodate the massive crowd demand), Ms. Grey was introduced by musician/entrepreneur Diddy (who hosted the event, and was joined onstage by French Montana). Diddy, who collaborated with Ms. Grey on the Number 1 single Coming Home, voiced praise for her work and shared his view on her importance to the music of this era.

Check out a video of the introduction via Austin 360 below, as well as a quote from Diddy.

Skylar Grey – Diddy Introduction | R2RLive ::
“….she’s probably one of the most prolific writers-songwriters and artists of our generation….”

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Skylar Grey DXCV :: SXSW Interview w/ Music Connection Magazine+’Don’t Look Down’ Release Date – July, 2013 | Video

Music Connection Magazine stopped and talked with Ms. Grey at SXSW yesterday (March 17), and have now published their interview with her – Ms. Grey talks about what she as an artist looks to get out of an event like SXSW, how she has utilized social media to meet and collaborate with fellow artists (mentioning Mike Posner and Russell Crowe), and how artists can use networking to their advantage.

She also reveals that her upcoming album Don’t Look Down will be released this July!

SXSW Interview w/ Skylar Grey | Music Connection Magazine ::

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Skylar Grey DXCIV :: Rags 2 Riches Live – Live Stream | Flyer

The massive Rags 2 Riches Live event for SXSW 2013, which has had its venue changed to Emo’s East in East Riverside, will be streaming live at R2Rlive.com today (March 16) – view the list of performers and their set times below, and click the banner beneath to access the website to both watch the stream and purchase Rags 2 Riches Live-exclusive Skylar Grey merchandise during the broadcast!

If Ms. Grey’s latest Keek video is any indication, those attending/viewing her set may get to see her perform a brand new song entitled “Glow In The Dark”!

Skylar Grey – Live @ Rags 2 Riches Live | Live Stream ::
All times are CST

1:00pm: Forever The Sickest Kids

1:30pm: R2RLive.com Contest Winners: Zoe Ann & Bodega Brovas

2:00pm: Warren G

2:50pm: Trevin Hunte

3:10pm: After Romeo

3:40pm: Rudi Aliza & Remington

4:00pm: DJ Orator

4:10pm: Neo Geo

4:40pm: Kitten

5:20pm: The Tontons

5:50pm: MC Diddy with DJ Orator

7:00pm: Skylar Grey

7:35pm: Larry g(EE) 

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Skylar Grey DXCIII :: FUSE Interview w/ Skylar Grey at SXSW 2013 | Video

FUSE caught up with Ms. Grey yesterday (March 15) at SXSW 2013 – they discuss her playing two SXSW shows as well as seeing Yelawolf perform live at the festival, her own reaction to her Don’t Look Down album art, why she may release a few more songs before the album drops, and her wardrobe at the last GRAMMYs red carpet.

Watch the full interview via YouTube below!

Interview w/ Skylar Grey at SXSW 2013 | FUSE ::

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Skylar Grey DXCII :: ‘Invisible’ Live @ Guitar Center Sessions, DirecTV Special Aired 8-MAR-2013 | Video+Photo

Guitar Center TV has posted an online exclusive video from Ms. Grey‘s Guitar Center Sessions, which premiered on March 8, and is currently airing on the AUDIENCE Network on DirecTV.

The online exclusive is Ms. Grey performing her song Invisible – check it out below, as well as Ms. Grey’s hand-written schedule for when the full special will be re-airing!

“Invisible” Live @ Guitar Center Sessions | Video+Schedule ::

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Skylar Grey DXCI :: SWRV’s Music Choice University: SWRV Fest Edition Top 10 | Vote

SWRV TV, the 24/7 music video channel, is letting fans vote for their next episode’s Top 10 music videos – you may vote for Ms. Grey‘s C’mon Let Me Ride feat. Eminem video by clicking below to access the vote page!

MCU: SWRV Fest Top 10 | Vote ::

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Skylar Grey DXC :: Exclusive Interview w/ Cambio’s Paige Mueller, Part II | Video

Cambio has now published the second part in their new Skylar Grey interview, conducted by Paige Mueller – this time Ms. Grey talks about trekking North after her first run in the music industry, and how surviving alone in the wild helped her grow the skills she’s used to once again make music. She also explains how it’s important to not lose your perspective, and to stay true to who you are as an artist, as well as a person.

Click the photo below to access the second part of the video interview, as well as the article by Vivian Tang, both of which are exclusively viewable at Cambio.com!

Skylar Grey Interview, Part II | Cambio ::

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Skylar Grey DLXXXIX :: The Daily Beast’s 13 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013 | Photo

The Daily Beast‘s Marlow Stern has compiled a list for the news/opinion publication of the 13 Must-See Acts at SXSW for the 2013 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, which takes place from March 12 to March 17.

Ms. Grey has been recognized in the list – read Stern’s comments regarding her below, and click the photo to access the full lists of acts!

Ms. Grey will also be performing a special online-streamed live Rags 2 Riches Live set on March 16 at SXSW, with backing from Thavius Beck.

13 Must-See Acts at SXSW | The Daily Beast ::
“….at 27, Skylar Grey (born Holly Brook Hafermann) has already made a name for herself through various collaborations with high-profile artists. She co-wrote Eminem’s hit song “Love the Way You Lie” and sang the hooks on Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go, Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home, and Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor, which she performed at the 2011 Grammys alongside Dre and Eminem. She changed her artist name from Holly Brook to Skylar Grey in 2010 and will release Don’t Look Down, her first album under the new moniker, later this year….”

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Skylar Grey DLXXXVIII :: Earmilk + Wavo – Influencer Series Launch w/ Skylar Grey, 7-MAR-2013

Earmilk and social media site Wavo have collaborated to launch an exclusive series, featuring Top 10 lists by artists, as well as those that they consider top influencers of today. The series launch (March 7) features Ms. Grey – check out her Top 10 music chart for Wavo below, as well as the introduction to her feature, and click the title below to view Earmilk‘s exclusive and lengthy interview with her!

Influencer Series Launch – Chart+Interview | Earmilk+Wavo ::
“….Today we’re excited to launch a new series at Earmilk. We’re teaming up with Wavo, the social network for music, to feature top 10 charts from artists and influencers. Curators for the series are chosen based on their unique impact on modern music and culture.

Today we’re excited to launch with Skylar Grey, she may not be a household name yet but you’ve definitely heard her work — she’s actually one of the most influential women in pop music today. Grey is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is responsible for co-writing some of the top tracks of the past couple of years, lighting up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, and totaling more than 25 million singles globally. Grey co-wrote the biggest selling single of 2010: Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie, which earned her two GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Song and Best Rap Song of the Year. She also co-wrote and appeared on Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor, which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem on the 2011 Grammy Awards and for which she was nominated for two Grammys. Recently she just released a new single “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem the first single from her hotly anticipated debut album Don’t Look Down, due Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.  

For the inauguration of our new Chart series Skylar put together ten tracks that show off some of her inspiration. From Radiohead to Nirvana to Eminem it’s an awesome collection of anti-pop pop music that went mainstream in a huge way… Kind of similar to Skylar herself. We also thought it was incredibly classy that she didn’t slip in one of her own tracks, so we went ahead and did it for her… You can check out the video to “C’mon Let Me Ride” after the interview we did with Skylar below. So without further ado here is Skylar’s top ten! Don’t forget to check out the interview with this fascinating influencer and follow the chart on Wavo!….”

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