GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER SONGWRITER SKYLAR GREY TO RELEASE SOLO DEBUT ALBUM “INVINSIBLE” FALL 2011 FROM KIDinaKORNER/INTERSCOPE
JUNE 7, 2011 — Santa Monica, CA — The highly-anticipated debut album INVINSIBLE from singer-songwriter SKYLAR GREY will be released in Fall 2011 from Alex da Kid’s KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, it was officially announced today. A teaser track from the album, “Dance Without You,” is available as a free download today, for 48 hours only, at www.skylargreymusic.com <http://www.skylargreymusic.com> . Grey has made a name for herself lending her songwriting and singing talents to such acts as Eminem and Rihanna (“Love the Way You Lie”), Dr. Dre (“I Need a Doctor”), Diddy Dirty Money (“Coming Home”) and Lupe Fiasco (“Words I Never Said”), among others.
Grey’s INVINSIBLE, produced by Alex Da Kid, will take listeners by storm with a breathlessly original sound – a sonic exploration in darkly brooding yet beautiful vocal textures, innovative beats and biting lyrics. From “Invisible,” the first official single, slated to be released soon, to INVINSIBLE, the album represents the unveiling of Grey, who has remained much of a mystery to this point.
“I have been working so hard with Alex on this music; I’m excited it’s finally going to be out there for everyone to hear. I won’t have to describe it anymore, because the music can finally speak for itself,” says Grey. “Also, I’m very influenced by film and it is my hope that when people listen to my music, they are consumed with vast, cinematic imagery.”
Lyrically, the album’s songs, which also include “WEIRDO,” “BUILDING A MONSTER,” and “FINAL WARNING,” chronicle the transformation Grey has made over the past few years as she has struggled to find her place within the music industry. “Building A Monster,” in particular, chronicles the process Grey has taken from invisible to invincible – the two words the album’s title play on. The album will include one, soon-to-be-announced feature collaboration. A full track listing will be announced in the forthcoming months. Grey’s first live solo performance has been announced for Lollapalooza in August and more dates will be announced in the upcoming months.
ABOUT SKYLAR GREY
Skylar Grey is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts over the past year. Among her most recent credits are Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie,” which earned Grey two GRAMMY Award nominations for Song and Record of the Year; Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor,” which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem on the 2011 GRAMMY Awards telecast; Diddy Dirty Money’s “Coming Home,” which she performed with the group on American Idol this season; Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said,” and T.I.’s “Castle Walls.” Now splitting her time between the southern coast of Oregon and Los Angeles, Grey is originally from Mazomanie, WI.