Skylar Grey CDXXXIV :: M Music & Musicians Magazine Article
Amanda Farah has just published a Spotlight article that she wrote for M Music & Musicians Magazine online – the article gives readers who aren’t yet familiar with Ms. Grey an introduction to her, and you can check out an excerpt below.
Skylar Grey – Spotlight | M Music ::
You know her voice from hip-hop hits—now it’s time to get to know her
Not many artists rack up four Grammy nominations before releasing a debut album, but Skylar Grey’s career has hardly followed a traditional path. After writing hits and singing hooks for acts like Eminem, Dr. Dre and Lupe Fiasco, Grey is preparing to release her own debut album, Invinsible. “Being a songwriter is a great life, but I can’t imagine ever leaving behind recording,” says Grey. “If I was just a songwriter I would lose my love for music very quickly, because it would suddenly feel like such a job.”
The upcoming Invinsible embraces hip-hop beats, a more alternative pop sound and a fresh approach to the recording process. “In the past, I was a bit anti-new technology and recorded everything with real instruments on tape. I thought that making music with computers was cheating,” Grey says. “But I got over that once I started hearing people making some incredible music with computers.” Casual fans still know Grey’s songs better than they know her name, but she doesn’t regret her indirect introduction to pop radio. “I am very grateful for the success that writing for other people has brought me.” She says. “But being an artist is what I live for.”
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