After posting their first business news article on Ms. Grey yesterday (December 9), The Wall Street Journal‘s Christopher John Farley has published another article via the WSJ‘s Speakeasy column – the article features more of Farley’s exclusive interview with Ms. Grey regarding both her upcoming Don’t Look Down album, as well as her “C’mon Let Me Ride” single with Eminem, which drops tomorrow (December 11).
You may again read an excerpt from the article below, and click the photo to view the full-length article on the official WSJ website!
Eminem Finds the 51st Shade of Grey | The Wall Street Journal ::
“….so what exactly is Eminem doing as executive producer? Did he just lend his name and credibility to the project or did he provide something more?
“Well, being an executive producer in this case means he is helping me pick the songs for the album,” Grey said in an interview. “And he is making suggestions where he thinks I could make a song better. Basically anything he feels he can do to help, his opinion counts and matters in this scenario.”
So what’s one specific thing Eminem did to make the album better? “Especially on the single, ‘C’mon Let Me Ride,’ when I first played that for him, it was just a hook and a verse. He thought that my verses just weren’t right yet and that I need to go back to the drawing board on the verses but he loved the hook. So I did that and he was totally right because I love the verses a lot better now, and he added his verse. Also it was his idea to put the Queen interpolation [from the band’s “Bicycle Race”] on the song.”….
She says the song is more about satire than sex, and she’s not out to promote the 51 Shade of Grey. “I think it’s funny how sex leads the way in so many different industries. It’s kind of ridiculous and the song is kind of ridiculous. And we put out a lyric video that’s kind of a little bit dirty and sexual and ridiculous as well. The music video emphasizes the sarcasm in the song where I’m making fun of overly sexual aspects of the music industry and the world”….”
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