Did anybody else forget all about Skylar Grey, or was it just me? The singer-songwriter was touted as the next big thing last year until she released that lame ballad “Invisible”. It tanked and Grey disappeared, only popping up briefly to release a digital EP of her famous hip-hop features and to collaborate on an awesome dance track with Kaskade. Since all that went down, the once gloomy songstress has sold her soul to the music industry and is now ready to give solo stardom another shot with a slutty image makeover and a new single called “C’Mon Let Me Ride”, due out December 11.
The playful tune features Eminem singing the hook to Queen’s classic “Bicycle” (not that I gotta hear) and is being billed by Grey as an “x-rated kids’ song” and a satirical jab at “overly sexified music, media and the girls who try and imitate it.”
Bitch please. You flopped and now you’re spreading your legs for the masses in a final grab for pop stardom. Just own it and bypass the whole GaGa “I’m still an artist!” crap, coz we ain’t here for it honey boo boo child.
Skylar’s skanky new style isn’t the only thing that’s changed either. Her debut album, formerly titled Invinsible, has now been renamed Don’t Look Down, and Alex Da Kid has been replaced by Eminem as executive-producer. Serial sampler J.R. Rotem has also contributed some tunes to the project. His most recent notable work is with Jason DeRulo and Nicki Minaj, so I guess the angsty Marilyn Manson-assisted record Grey originally recorded is now locked away forever in the same Interscope vault as Her Name Is Nicole.
For the tl;dr crowd: Skylar Grey finally figured out that the only way for a woman to get a hit record in America is to sing about sex and whip your tits out, so that’s what she has done.
Hate the game, not the player!
[Via Rolling Stone]