How Did Eminem Snag An Executive Producing Role on Skylar Grey’s Album?
As we previously reported, Eminem will be executive producing Skylar Grey’s upcoming debut album ‘Don’t Look Down’ due out on Interscope in Spring 2013 and he will also appear on the album’s upcoming single ‘C’Mon Let Me Ride’ on December 11th. While everyone is psyched for Eminem’s role and presence on the album, we can’t help but ask ourselves, how did he manage to land such a massive role?
Thankfully, the good folks over at MTV News managed to chat with Skylar Grey and they answered all of our questions. Grey told MTV, “Ever since we started working together, I’ve been playing him some of my music, and he just slowly became more involved, so we made it official.”
“Usually what happens is that I’ll come up with an idea, or I’ll have a piece of a song, and then I’ll go to Detroit and play it for him or play a few different things for him,” Grey added. “If he’s feeling something, he’ll run with it on his own for a while and then we reconvene and see where we’re at.”
“With ‘C’mon Let Me Ride,’ there was a lot of back and forth. The original version of the song, we all really liked the hook, but he suggested that I go back and revisit my verses, which was good. So I did that and brought it back to him, and he added his part, and then he also suggested that I add a bridge of my own. So we were bouncing it back and forth until we got it right.”
She continued, “‘C’mon Let Me Ride’ is sarcastic, because I’m making fun of how the media really over-sexualizes everything. That’s where the inspiration comes from. There’s pieces of [the song and video] that are sarcastic, because I’m a very serious person most of the time, but there’s also parts of it that show who I really am versus who a lot of other girls are. It shows the contrast.”
“The whole album is very multifaceted and shows a lot of different sides of my personality; including the more melancholy stuff that people know me better for — but I’m also showing this more fun sarcastic side of my personality that I’ve never shown in my music before, so you get to see all of it.”
Are you excited for Skylar Grey’s debut ‘Don’t Look Down?’
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