Skylar Grey CMII :: ‘I Will Return’ – ‘Furious 7′ Soundtrack Releasing 17-MAR-2015 | Artwork

A little over a year after Ms. Grey and Diddy-Dirty Money‘s Coming Home was chosen to score the Universal/Fast & Furious family’s tribute to late franchise star Paul Walker, it has been announced that Ms. Grey will now have a new song, entitled “I Will Return”, featured on the soundtrack album to the newest film in the franchise, Furious 7. The song is the final track on the album, appropriately closing out the soundtrack for Paul Walker’s final film in the franchise.

The film itself, seventh in the Fast & Furious film series, will be released on April 3 of this year (2015), and stars Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The soundtrack album, eighth in the franchise’s series of soundtracks (excluding motion picture score albums), will be released on March 17 of this year (2015), and features Ms. Grey, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Snake, David Guetta, Mos Def, and DJ Shadow, among others.

The soundtrack album will be available for pre-order soon – for now, view the full track-listing (excluding any potential bonus tracks for various editions of the album) and album artwork below.

Skylar Grey – “I Will Return” | Furious 7 Soundtrack ::
01/ “Ride Out” – Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale, & Rich Homie Quan

02/ “Off-Set” – T.I. & Young Thug

03/ “How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)” – Sevyen Streeter

04/ “Get Low” – DJ Snake & Dillion Francis

05/ “Go Hard Or Go Home” – Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea

06/ “My Angel” – Prince Royce

07/ “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

08/ “Payback” – Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future, & Sage the Gemini

09/ “Blast Off” – David Guetta & Kaz James

10/ “Six Days (Remix)” – DJ Shadow & Mos Def

11/ “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin, French Montana, & Nicky Jam

12/ “GDFR (Noodles Remix)” – Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini, & Lookas

13/ “Turn Down For What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

14/ “Meneo” – Fito Blanko

15/ “I Will Return” – Skylar Grey

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Skylar Grey CMI :: ‘I Know You’ Interview w/ Skylar Grey x Stephan Moccio – Billboard, 14-FEB-2015

Billboard recently interviewed both Ms. Grey and composer/pianist/songwriter Stephan Moccio, regarding their crafting of I Know You specially for the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack.

While the full interview focuses on both of Moccio‘s contributions to the soundtrack (the other being “Earned It” with The Weeknd), you can check out the excerpts relevant to “I Know You” below! Click the articles title to read the full feature via Billboard.

Skylar Grey x Stephan Moccio – “I Know You” Interview | Billboard ::
“….Moccio, who has a shock of mussy dark hair like a mid-60s Dylan with a pop-star’s chiseled good looks, is sitting in his Santa Monica studio. He spent the day with Skylar Grey at a beautiful downtown theatre shooting the video for “I Know You, which he says will be “classic, classy and very minimal.”….

….“And I can spend up to a month and half working on just one song to make sure it sounds great. That’s what I did with Skylar Grey,” Moccio says referring to their gorgeous and haunting ballad “I Know You.

“It’s not that common to find someone who has the musical skills Stephan has as well as songwriting and composing capabilities,” says Skylar Grey, the 28-year old songwriter and pop star who is in the back of a New York City cab with her manager Todd Mandel. “Usually it’s either one or the other. I’ve written with quite a few people and it’s refreshing to get in a room with someone who is an actual musician, who can actually bust out constant ideas on the spot like that.”

But how does one compose a song that can possibly live up the carnal hype that preceded “Fifty Shades” without sounding contrived or treacle? “We tried to be a bit more emotional about it instead of focusing on the sex,” says Grey. “We both read the book and then we got together and talked about the themes and the different places in the story we felt like we should try writing for. We started out by just trying to get the mood and the emotion and him playing chords and singing melodies and being like ‘Yeah that feels right.’

For nearly a year, Grey and Moccio’s “I Know You” was slated to be the “Fifty Shades”‘ end title. “It was one of the first songs more or less loved by all,’ Moccio says, “at least by the studio, Erika [E.L. James]. the author, and Sam [Taylor-Johnson] the director. They were temping the movie and trying it out in various scenes. Around October 2014, they called me in and showed me the end credit and it played out beautifully. It was exactly what we were hoping for.” The song topped the iTunes chart the day it was released.

But nothing in the music placement business is ever guaranteed. “They did various screenings, and I think after a lot of thought they decided to change the ending of the movie ever so slightly,” Moccio says, “but it meant that Sam was set on having a male vocalist. It didn’t matter how incredible the song was.”….”

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Skylar Grey CM :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Know You’ – Live at New York Fashion Week, 11-FEB-2015 | Photos+Video+Interview

Following its iTunes #1 debut on the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack, and her announcement of its upcoming music video, Ms. Grey gave a special live performance of I Know You at this year’s New York Fashion Week (February 11)!

This Fifty Shades of Fashion event was put on by the E! network, their television programme Fashion Police, and NYLON magazine.

Below you can watch a :30 live clip from the Fashion Week‘s official Keek profile, read part of an interview done with Ms. Grey by The Hollywood Reporter about her thoughts after reading the first Fifty Shades of Grey novel, as well as view a couple of photos from the event via Zimbio.

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“….she’s only read one of books in the cult series, and it’s “not necessarily my style of book.” “I read it because I got asked to write a song for the movie, so I tried to get into more of the emotional side of the characters, than the sexual side,” Grey explained. Not that the S&M bothered the singer: “I edited porn for awhile so nothing phases me,” she said. “It’s hard for me to get turned on. Like a lot of my friends were so turned on by the book. It’s hard for me to get super turned on unless I’m invested in the character. I’m into really deep character pieces. It wasn’t really my style of book, but as I read it I was very entertained. It surprised me. I ended up getting a little turned on. I’m excited to see the movie; I want to see what the actors did with the actual characters and see how far they took it.”

She did relate in one way: “My last name is Grey, so it was Grey and Grey, and my last boyfriend’s name was Christian, so when I was trying to get into the characters, it was really easy for me to imagine this really sexy guy named Christian coming into my life and falling in love with him.” As for Grey’s own sex life: “I think I’m pretty vanilla.”….”
 – The Hollywood Reporter

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCIX :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Know You’ – Official Visual, Coming Soon | Photo

As those who already follow Ms. Grey on Instagram found out last night (February 10), she has filmed a visual (music video) for her new song I Know You (which is exclusively featured on the soundtrack album to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, soon to hit theatres).

Check out her behind-the-scenes photo below, and click it to access Ms. Grey’s personal Instagram profile to follow her and check out what she’s been up to recently.

Skylar Grey – “I Know You” Music Video BTS | Instagram ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCVIII :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Know You’ – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack, Now Available | Buy

The full-length Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack album, exclusively featuring Ms. Grey‘s latest original song, “I Know You”, is now available for purchase.

You can pick up a physical copy at your local record shop, a digital copy on iTunes (by clicking the bottom artwork below), or the deluxe physical edition (featuring 2 bonus tracks) available exclusively at Target (by clicking the top artwork below)!

Skylar Grey – “I Know You” | Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCVII :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Know You’ – Reviews and Buzz

Hitting the very top (#1) of the iTunes Top Singles charts in several countries within the first 10 hours of its release, Ms. Grey‘s exclusive addition to the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack, I Know You, has been very warmly received by fans of the book and film franchise, as well as her own fan-base.

Check out what’s been said about the song so far….

Jenna Marbles | Twitter ::
“….my hands down favorite song this week is @SkylarGrey #IKnowYou total goosebumps and I love it so much. @SiriusXMHits1 #YouTube15….”

Listen to Skylar Grey | Rebecca Minkoff ::
“….regardless of how you may feel about the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie (opening Valentine’s Day), there’s no denying that the official soundtrack is shaping up to be pretty amazing.

….now Skylar Grey is throwing her hat into the ring with “I Know You, a sweeping piano ballad has Grey pleading for commitment from her partner. No word on whether the song will be featured in the film or reserved for the soundtrack, but once you hear it with its heart-wrenching vocals and swelling orchestral strings you’ll be wondering, how could they NOT?

Take a second to prepare yourselves for the feels, and listen to it above….”

‘I Know You’ Single Review (4.7/5.0) | FDRMX ::
“….“I Know You” by Skylar Grey is the latest song to come out of the soundtrack and may just be the reason why I finally decide to purchase the album…. The angst and slow progression of the song fits perfectly into the theme that has been chosen for the movie.

….With every note she sings, you can hear the pleading in her voice. It’s easy to relate to the helpless feeling being portrayed in the song….

A series of orchestral strings accompany Grey’s high vocals in this song that is sure to melt your cold, cold heart…. I’ve heard all of the songs that have been released from the soundtrack thus far, and I am inclined to say that Skylar Grey’s “I Know You” is my favorite. The lyrics are relatable, her voice is hauntingly beautiful, and the music that accompanies her vocals is exquisite….”

“I Know You” | Gowhere Hip Hop ::
“….considering how haunting and mysterious the 50 Shades of Grey trailer looks, it’s only a natural fit to tab Skylar Grey to provide a similar mood for the soundtrack. Here’s the first listen of “I Know You” in lyric video form below and it’s up to the standards you’d expect.

The song builds beautifully. Added strings, drums, and piano for the latter half of the record give it a monumental ending. Hopefully this earns some shine in the movie itself as no doubt, Skylar will gain some fans with this one….”

Grey Offers Up Moody Piano Ballad | TIME ::
“….when we last heard from Skylar Grey, she was asking the tough questions on Nicki Minaj’s “Bed of Lies. She’s back with an equally moody, though somewhat less depressing, piano ballad for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack—in other words, she’s showing listeners a different shade of (Skylay) Grey.

She didn’t just get the job because of her last name, though. Grey has a knack for writing about messed-up relationships….and Fifty Shades is the perfect opportunity for that. This song is called “I Know You, and its lyrics resemble things Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) probably whispers longingly to Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) when they aren’t exploring their kinky sides….”

Grey Premieres Gorgeous ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Single | Jon ALi’s Blog ::
“….the song is a gorgeous ballad driven by haunting piano lines and a subtle drum beat about convincing your lover to let go of the past and fully commit.

When it comes to moody ballads, Skylar always gets it right. “I Know You” is easily one of my favorite cuts from her yet….”

Skylar Grey’s Gorgeous “Fifty Shades” Song | Cosmopolitan ::
“….“I Know You” by Skylar Grey (no relation), a slow, piano-based ballad about convincing your lover to let go of his past and just be chill. Ana is definitely going to sing this at the next Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc. karaoke night….”

Grey’s ‘Fifty Shades’ Song Gets on its Knees and Begs | MTV ::
“….are you emotionally ready for this new song from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack? The answer is probably no, but if you’re feeling ambitious, it’s time to dive into Skylar Grey’s offering for the sensual movie, modeled after E.L. James’ bestselling novel.

Grey sings sweetly and achingly for her lover to fully commit, telling him “I know you, baby.” It’s as if they’ve been through it all before and she just wants to be in love without complications.

Listen up, and go down that road, if you dare….”

You’re Going to Love Skylar Grey’s Emotional Fifty Shades Song | InStyle ::
“….her track “I Know You” is a haunting piano ballad about convincing your lover to let go of the past and fully commit. Christian Grey: we’re looking at you.

“Don’t complicate it / Don’t let the past dictate / I have been patient but slowly / I’m losing / Faith,” Grey sings over a cluster of orchestral strings.

There’s no word yet as to whether the track will feature in the actual movie or be reserved exclusively for the soundtrack, but it is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings….”

Grey Rounds Out the 50 Shades Soundtrack | MuchMusic ::
“….we’ve already heard incredible new songs from Beyoncé, Sia, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding and now we’re fittingly getting some music from Ms. Grey.

….Grey’s haunting vocals croon about wanting love and being patient while waiting for it in her orchestra-heavy single….”

Watch | Idolator ::
“….while the visual itself is quite simple (it literally just shows the lyrics), the song itself is a beautiful ballad with soaring strings and luxurious-sounding percussion….”

Soundtrack Gets Latest Sizzling Single | Music Times ::
“….Grey plays up the emotion in “I Know You, a mid-tempo piano ballad with a pulsing beat, yearning lyrics and dripping, high vocals from the “Coming Home” singer.

“I Know You” starts with a sweeping, soft string of piano chords before Grey blasts above her instrument of choice. With a soothing melody, she takes the perspective of a hesitant lover, recalling the steamy story between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

“I have been patient, but slowly I’m losing faith / So, please / I know you, baby / I know you, baby,” Grey sings in the chorus, with a small, whispered voice that’s full of raw emotion and vulnerability. Add in some strings, and you have an emotional pull of the strings perfectly fitting for Fifty Shades of Grey….”

Fifty Shades of Grey OST | therarefied ::
“….I Know You likewise simply stuns, benefiting immensely from a wonderful sensuous tune and Skylar Grey’s fantastic rendition….”

Steamy ‘Fifty Shades’ Soundtrack | The Dallas Morning News ::
“….I prefer the stark Skylar Grey (no relation to Christian) tune “I Know You” — it encapsulates the push-and-pull between serving a fetish and catching real feelings….”

Listening Room | The Oakland Press ::
“….Skylar Grey also stands out with “I Know You, an aching romantic plea that should have listeners going through plenty of Kleenex during its five minutes….”

I Know You (from the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack) | Life Under A Lucky Star ::
“….the soft ballad sees Ms. Grey‘s vocals ache and bleed desperate emotions as it intertwines with the haunting orchestration of I Know You.

….it’s sure to tug on heartstrings all around the world, especially amongst those who have fought to help their partner let go of the bitter past and embrace commitment….”

Why the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack Is On Point | PopWrapped ::
“….this girl is definitely not appreciated as much as she should and “I Know You” only further proves it. Skylar Grey, master of bad romance songwriting, delivers an emotional piano ballad…. The lyrics are all about opening up and trusting enough to achieve a good relationship, and she sings them beautifully as ever….”

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCVI :: VEVO’s ‘High Fives’ Series f/ ‘C’mon Let Me Ride’ – Episode ‘Let’s Ride’, 6-FEB-2015 | Video

Ms. Grey‘s DON’T LOOK DOWN album collaboration with Eminem, “C’mon Let Me Ride”, has been featured in the latest episode of the VEVO original series High Fives.

The episode (“Let’s Ride”) is hosted by Flula Borg, and focuses on different music videos that all share one common theme – bicycles.

To see what all artists’ videos are featured, watch the full 3-minute episode below!

“Let’s Ride” f/ “C’mon Let Me Ride” | VEVO’s High Fives ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCV :: Chilly Gonzales Talks Nicki Minaj x Skylar Grey’s ‘Bed of Lies’ – ‘Pop Music Masterclass’, 5-FEB-2015| Video

Pianist and producer Chilly Gonzales (Daft Punk, Feist, Peaches, Drake) recently released a new episode of his Pop Music Masterclass series, focusing this time of Ms. Grey‘s collaboration with Nicki Minaj, Bed of Lies!

The 4-minute video breaks down and zeroes in on several structural aspects of song – you may view it in full below.

Skylar Grey x Nicki Minaj – “Bed of Lies” | Pop Music Masterclass ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCIV :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Know You’ – Song+Lyric Video+#1 on iTunes, Now Available | Buy+Video

Ms. Grey‘s exclusive contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack, “I Know You”, is now available for purchase! The song was penned by Ms. Grey specially for the film, based on a scene from within the film itself.

The official lyric video for the song, which you may stream below, has also been published.

Click the soundtrack’s artwork just above the lyric video below to buy the song (which hit #1 on the overall iTunes song chart in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, within 10 hours of being released), and stay tuned for the full-length soundtrack album (including a Deluxe Edition), which drops one week from today, on February 10!

Skylar Grey – “I Know You” | Buy+Lyric Video ::

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Skylar Grey DCCCXCIII :: WOODRAT Preview Merchandise – Limited Quantities, Now Available | Buy

To preview its official launch sometime later this year, Ms. Grey has made several items from her WOODRAT line of merchandise available for early, limited-time purchase!

While several of the items have already sold out, you can check out what is left by clicking the WOODRAT logo below. Stay tuned as the launch of the full line (including couture items) draws nearer….

WOODRAT Limited Preview Merch ::

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