- Published on Wednesday, October 31 2012
- Written by Hannah Greene
If her name might be unfamiliar to you, her music is most definitely not! The brains behind hits like “Love the Way You Lie”, “I Need a Doctor”, and “Words I Never Said” belong to Skylar Grey, who is ready to make her debut as a solo artist with a little help from some guy named Eminem… heard of him?
The 13-time Grammy winning producer, rapper, and songwriter is teaming up with Skylar and serving as executive producer on her debut album. Not only does Em lend his hand behind the scenes, but he is featured on the first single, “C’mon Let Me Ride”, as well, which is set for release on December 11. The music video, shot in Eminem's hometown of Detroit, will debut the same day.
“When I was working on Recovery, I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid, and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist,” said Eminem. “This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.”
Knowing her work as a songwriter and producer, I’d say we’re all pretty impressed already. Someone who has an unbridled amount of admiration for the multi-faceted artist is multiplatinum selling producer, Alex Da Kid.
“Skylar is one of the first artists that I worked with in a meaningful way. I was immediately impressed with her vision, fearlessness, artistic talent, and overall musicianship,” said Alex. “I was determined to make her the first artist signed to KIDinaKORNER. KIDinaKORNER was founded on the principals of signing innovative artists that have the ability to blur our perceptions of genres. To me, Skylar Grey represents the embodiment of this principal."
Skylar Grey is an artist with incredible promise. If her success as a songwriter is any indication of where her music career will take her, I think we’re definitely looking at a huge rising star in the industry. Keep an eye out for this one!
While you’re waiting to get your hands on her single, “C’mon Let Me Ride”, check out her song “Building a Monster” on the Frankenweenie soundtrack! You can also catch her on two tracks on Slaughterhouse’s album, Welcome to Our House – the title track “Our House” and “Rescue Me”. Let us know what you think!
- Hannah Greene, YH Staff
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