Skylar Grey CMXCVIII :: ‘Everyone’s An Animal’ Interview w/ Bethany Woodard – Arizona Foothills Magazine, 16-SEP-2016

“….judgement doesn’t affect me. I think growing up has taught me to not care what other people think. If they don’t like it, F them (laughs)….” – Skylar Grey

Third in her published pre-tour+NATURAL CAUSES album release interview features sees Ms. Grey talking with Bethany Woodard for Arizona Foothills magazine’s Nightlife column!

They touch upon Ms. Grey’s new single “Lemonade”, a new art project, her upcoming WOODRAT fashion line, and songwriting working as emotional therapy.

Read a few excerpts below, and be sure to click the Arizona Foothills logo to check out the full interview!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Bethany Woodard | Arizona Foothills ::
“….BW: I know your dream collaboration would be with Kendrick Lamar. What do you envision that would look like?

SG: I think there would be a lot of chord changes and harmony on my part, it would be moody and have a darker side and be very unique. I would love for that to happen one day.

BW: You rapped for the first time on this album in Lemonade. Knowing that you sent your initial raps to Eminem for feedback, were you nervous or totally open to potential criticism?

SG: (Without hesitation) YES! I was nervous, but I also knew there was no one better to send my work to in order to receive honest feedback. I knew if he listened and told me I was off, I’d at least trust his opinion. He was very encouraging and gave me a lot of confidence in my raps, so it helped me to keep working at it. I love to write rap, I like the word play of it and how much you can say. I’m glad that even though it was scary, I discovered that side of myself because otherwise I would have never known I was capable of it.

BW: Do you feel that song writing is a sense of emotional therapy for you?

SG: Absolutely. I feel like my songs are me psychoanalyzing my emotions and putting them down on paper. It’s like my narration of fighting all of my internal demons. I think everyone’s an animal in some way; I’m a deer, so there’s this imagery in the songs. Writing has a way of releasing all my thoughts and feelings in a way that people use therapists. I have to write mine down in order to sort them out.

BW: When not on tour or writing, what can we find you doing?

SG: I love to watch movies, I’m obsessed with my dog, and I’m always doing something creative. Right now I’m working on a little book of illustrations to go along with the songs from the album, so I do a lot of drawing at night. I’m also writing a screenplay and creating a fashion line: “Woodrat”. I love to be comfortable and I live in the mountains, but want to wear something that translates for hip-hop, so it’s a unisex line that can be both on trend and comfortable. I don’t have a ton of time for it right now with this tour and new album, but I’m always adding pieces and ideas to the collection….”

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Skylar Grey CMXCVII :: ‘Lemonade’ Single – Now Available | Buy

Released today (September 16) as the newest single from the upcoming Skylar Grey album NATURAL CAUSES, the much requested fan-favourite track “Lemonade” is now available!

Those who have pre-ordered a digital copy of NATURAL CAUSES via iTunes or a physical CD copy via SkylarGreyMusic.com should have a new download of the track available to them. Everyone else can grab a copy of the track by clicking the artwork below!

Skylar Grey – “Lemonade” | Single ::

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Skylar Grey CMXCVI :: Q&A Interview w/ Nayanika Kapoor – Daily Trojan, 14-SEP-2016

“….I guess, the biggest thing, is don’t lose yourself in the game. It can be very hard and you can feel a lot of rejection, but don’t let all of that turn you into something you’re not. Stay true to yourself creatively because that is the most interesting artist or songwriter you can be. It’s the authentic, original version of you….” – Skylar Grey

In preparation for her upcoming NATURAL CAUSES album release and tour, Ms. Grey has had a second interview published. This interview is with Nayanika Kapoor of the Daily Trojan (University of Southern California), and is a Question & Answer piece covering advice for aspiring musicians, favourite cities to tour in, NATURAL CAUSES v. DON’T LOOK DOWN, and the song on her new album that Ms. Grey is most excited for fans to hear.

Check out a couple of the Q&As below, and click the Daily Trojan logo to read the piece in full!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Nayanika Kapoor | Daily Trojan ::
“….DT: What’s the biggest difference between your last album that was released in 2013 and this one?

SG: I definitely think this album is a little bit more mature, a little darker. I put a lot more energy into the songs. I wrote a lot of the songs from the ground up. With the last album, I was given a lot of tracks to write to, and with this album, I was in the room, with the producers, creating the track from scratch. So there’s a lot more heart and soul, I think, in this.

DT: Which track are you most excited for fans to hear?

SG: My favorite track on the album, personally, is “Picture Perfect. It’s the first time I feel like I’ve accomplished the sound I’ve been striving for for years.

DT: What kind of artist do you hope your fans see you as after this album and this tour?

SG: That’s an interesting question. I guess I just want my fans to realize that you can’t put me in a box. I’m always going to push the boundaries creatively. And I hope that gets them excited for what I’m going to do in the future.

DT: Your collaborations have always been incredibly successful. Who’s one artist that you hope to work with in the future?

SG: My dream collaboration right now is Kendrick Lamar….”

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Skylar Grey CMXCV :: ‘Redefining Success at 30’ Interview w/ Steve Baltin – Yahoo! Music, 13-SEP-2016

“With this album I basically just wanted to make a bunch of music that I absolutely loved, and I don’t really care what anybody thinks.” – Skylar Grey

With her NATURAL CAUSES album release now only a little over one week away (September 23), Ms. Grey has had a new interview piece released, this time with Steve Baltin for Yahoo! Music!

Including touching on her new album NATURAL CAUSES she talks redefining what success and happiness mean to her, the psychoanalytical nature of her lyrics, not easily connecting with or being interested in creating single-heavy albums, working with Eminem over the years, and wanting to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar.

Read a few excerpts below, and click the Yahoo! logo beneath to read the full piece!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Steve Baltin | Yahoo! Music ::
“….Lamar and Grey’s two other favorite artists, Bon Iver and Radiohead, have definitely influenced her own writing on Natural Causes. “My favorite albums to listen to as a music fan are not full of singles, so that’s not really my style of artistry,” she says. “So I would prefer to put out a new album every one or two years, get that thought out and move on to the next evolution.”

This evolution finds Grey concentrating lyrically on getting back to nature. “It’s definitely got a dark tone to it, I think it’s darker than the last album,” she says of the new record. “You can definitely hear my nature influences, which is why I called it Natural Causes. Right off the bat, Natural Causes sounds like a kind of morbid thing to call an album. But that covered the dark side of the album, the way it sounds. There are quite a few death references on the album as well. But the play on words there is everything is caused by nature and so a lot of my songwriting is influenced by the nature around me in Utah [where Grey currently resides].”

The lyrics are also her way of understanding her life. “My lyrics are me psychoanalyzing my own emotions so that I can basically explain to myself what I’m feeling and understand what I’m feeling,” she says. “So, pretty much all the lyrics on my album are a result of me analyzing my emotions and using nature as a sounding board. I compare myself to the wild life around me and how they’re so casual about birth and death and everything in nature just happens and the cycle keeps going. And for some reason humans tend to make everything such a big deal and we get so stressed out.”….”

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Skylar Grey CMXCIV :: ‘Come Up For Air’ Single x NATURAL CAUSES Album Pre-Order – Now Available | Buy+Pre-Order+Video

The official album pre-order for the next Skylar Grey album, NATURAL CAUSES, has gone live on iTunes!

Those who pre-order the album via iTunes now will get an instant download of Ms. Grey’s new single “Come Up For Air” (produced by Eminem), “Off Road”, and “Moving Mountains”!

Click below to lock-in your pre-order and get the fresh new cut, and share both the iTunes link and official music video (directed by Daniel Carberry, also found below) of the song to let everyone know about @SkylarGrey‘s new #ComeUpForAir single produced by @Eminem, as well as her #NATURALCAUSES tour and album pre-order!

If you’re interested in an autographed physical album+merch bundle CLICK HERE TO GET ONE before they’re all gone!

Skylar Grey – “Come Up For Air” Single | NATURAL CAUSES Pre-Order ::

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Skylar Grey CMXCIII :: Behind-the-Scenes at Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival – Billboard x The Patch, 1-SEP-2016 | Video

“….the truth is you’re still searching. I don’t think that search ever stops….”

While preparing to perform live at Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival this past August 21 at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York, Ms. Grey was filmed backstage by Billboard at Sour Patch Kids’ The Patch house in Brooklyn.

There she discussed her origins in music, making her new album NATURAL CAUSES (which drops this September 23), and Scout! Check out the 3-minute video via YouTube below.

Skylar Grey at The Patch | Billboard ::

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Skylar Grey CMXCII :: ‘9 Artists Remember Aaliyah’ – NYLON Magazine, 25-AUG-2016

With today (August 15, 2016) being the 15-year anniversary of legendary artist Aaliyah‘s passing back in 2001, senior editor Ben Barna of NYLON asked nine different artists about how Aaliyah influenced them in their artistry.

Read what Ms. Grey had to say below, and click NYLON‘s logo beneath to see what Kevin Garrett, Sevyn Streeter, JoJo, Ty Dolla $ign, Rockie Fresh, Imad Royal, WILLS, and Naomi Almquist (of Prinze George) all had to say as well!

Skylar Grey – 9 Artists Remember Aaliyah | NYLON ::
“….Aaliyah was an influence not just in her music but in her style. She wasn’t afraid to play with androgynous fashion or be a tomboy. She was tough and cool, and I was definitely influenced by that….”

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Skylar Grey CMXCI :: Post-Billboard Hot 100 Festival Interview – Billboard x Facebook, 21-AUG-2016 | Video

After performing live at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival earlier today (August 21), Ms. Grey sat down with Billboard for a live Q&A on their Facebook.

Her questions included those asked by fans via Facebook Chat, and topics covered performing Wreak Havoc live for the first time earlier in the day, having fun experimenting with rapping, her quality-over-quantity approach to songwriting, wanting to create and record a song with Kendrick Lamar, and her plans for a studio version of American potentially being released.

Check out the the 11-minute video via Billboard‘s official Facebook below!

Skylar Grey – Hot 100 Festival Interview w/ Billboard | Video ::

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Skylar Grey CMXC :: Féria Color Profiles – Skylar Grey x L’Oréal Paris Collaboration | Video

As has been teased previously on Ms. Grey’s socials, a new Skylar Grey x L’Oréal Paris collaboration has been in the works, and the video has now finally been released as a new episode in their Féria Color Profiles series!

The 1-minute video showcases Ms. Grey sporting her hair coloured with Bright Hi-Lift Blonde from their Live In Féria line – check it out via YouTube below, and if you grab one of their products be sure to let L’Oréal (Twitter: @LOrealParisUSA | Instagram: @LOrealHair | Facebook: /LOrealParisUSA) know that you did so because of @SkylarGrey!

Skylar Grey x L’Oréal Paris | Féria Color Profiles ::

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Skylar Grey CMLXXXIX :: NATURAL CAUSES Fall Album Tour – Tickets x VIP Meet&Greet Packages, Now Available | Buy+Photo+Flyer

UPDATE | INFO ::

NOTE: The VIP Meet&Greet Package for the Washington, D.C. show (October 2) does not come with a general admission ticket. Those purchasing a VIP Meet&Greet Package to the Washington, D.C. show will also need to purchase a standard, general admission ticket separately in order to be able to gain access to the venue. The VIP Meet&Greet Package for the Washington, D.C. show is an upgrade for a separately purchased ticket, and costs the price of a general admission ticket less than the VIP Meet&Greet Packages for the rest of the tour, in order to compensate for the additional cost of said separately purchased ticket.

The VIP Meet&Greet Packages for the rest of the tour do come bundled with one (1) general admission ticket.

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While the pre-sales went up earlier this week, the tickets and VIP meet&greet packages for Ms. Grey’s upcoming (September 23) 12-stop NATURAL CAUSES Fall album tour (with morgxn, sponsored by Eppa SupraFruta Sangria) are now officially available!

To get your tickets while they’re still available click the live shot (by Steinmiller Productions) below, and get a VIP M&G package by clicking the flyer beneath. Grab your own tickets and then let all of your friends and followers know about @SkylarGrey‘s upcoming #NATURALCAUSES album (dropping September 23) and its accompanying tour!

Skylar Grey – NATURAL CAUSES Fall Album Tour | Tickets x VIP M&G Packages ::

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