Skylar Grey DXXXVI :: Exclusive Interview w/ GlobalGrind
- January 2nd, 2013
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GlobalGrind released their brand new, rather lengthy interview with Ms. Grey earlier today (January 2) – along with discussing her upcoming Don’t Look Down album (due this Spring), she also mentions how she spends her time outside of the studio, the last book that she read, what she thinks is probably the biggest misconception out there about her, and even what kind of dinosaur she would choose to be.
Read a few of the questions and answers below, and click the article title to read the interview in full!
Exclusive Interview w/ Skylar Grey | GlobalGrind ::
“….How is your forthcoming album different from what you’ve done previously?
I don’t know. I feel like I was always searching, all my life, for what I really wanted to sound like. It took a while. That’s why I waited so long to put the album out, you know? I was experimenting a lot. And, this song ["C'mon Let Me Ride"] is not indicative of the album. That’s like as goofy as it gets. It’s dark and it gets moody and melodic like you would expect. But there’s everything in between. So it’s well balanced, well rounded and lots of different moods….
What is your connection with Eminem? What is it about him that draws you to him?
I really admire his art, first and foremost. I have for a long time, since I was a kid. And I feel like on a creative level I can relate to it. So it’s a good person to have on my team and I’m just so blessed that he actually wants to work with me, too. Really just that. We’re all about the music.
What are five things that you must have when you’re in the studio?
I have to be isolated. I can’t be surrounded by people, I can’t have anybody in the room with me. And I need to have tea, like nice high-end tea.
Did you ever envision yourself being so involved with hip-hop?
No, I never would have guessed that that would have happened to me. Working in hip-hop — the first time I did that was probably back when I was working on “Where’d You Go” with Fort Minor, and that was the first time that I ever touched even working in hip-hop music, and I really liked it.
I’m actually jealous of rappers because they get to get so much more into a song, like so many more words. I’m trapped by a melody, I have to fit all the words that I want to say into a melody, so I can’t tell the full story a lot of times. It’s really difficult to do that. Sometimes I wish I was a rapper because you can get so much more in there, but I sound horrible rapping. That’s why I like to collaborate on hip-hop music. I get to be part of it and be part of telling a story….
If you could be any dinosaur, what dinosaur would you be?
Tyrannosaurus Rex because they rule. They run the show, man. They scare everybody….“
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