WORLD PREMIERE: Skylar Grey Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Invisible’ [AUDIO]
After a whirlwind year of massive success, singer/songwriter Skylar Grey, one of the most buzzed about names in music, dropped by “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Thursday to world premiere her highly-anticipated debut solo single “Invisible.”
The 25-year-old writer and singer on such hits as Eminem & Rihanna‘s “Love The Way You Lie,” and Diddy-Dirty Money‘s “Coming Home,” is finally branching out on her own and preparing to release Invinsible, her first album since making a splash in the industry. In the interview, Skylar explained what led her to name her first single “Invisible” and album Invinsible.
“[Invisible] is where I started out when I moved up to the woods and I was trying to find out who I was in the world because I felt very lost,” Skylar said of her former life. “Then I came out of that whole experience with this new found strength and I made me feel invincible, the whole theme of the album tells that story.”
Listen to “Invisible” below:
Skylar also spoke at length about the struggles she endured years ago that led to some of her most emotional lyrics including when she lived with a controlling roommate who wouldn’t allow her to leave the house. The toxic relationship took a turn for the worst as Skylar explains that she reached a breaking point and tried to kill him in an effort to escape.
“One day I was so fed up with this, I was standing on the roof and he walked past,” said Skylar. “I had my tea cup and I dropped it right when he walked past underneath me and it smashed on the ground right behind him.”
She also spoke about when she used to live on a yoga mat in a house infested with black widows.
“One morning I woke up and found baby black widows,” she said of the decrepit house. “They’re white and there were thousands of them and they were covering my teapot, so I took cleaner and sprayed them until they died and wiped them down… then made some tea.” Some time after living in that house, Skylar also lived in a cabin in the woods of Oregon, relying on just her basic survival skills to survive.
“It had a little plumbing but not much — I had to go outside to use the bathroom,” explained Skylar who lived in the cabin as part of a singer/songwriter retreat. “I chopped wood and there was a wood stove so I had to use that to keep myself warm.”
Listen to more of Skylar’s stories in her full interview below! Skylar will make her debut solo performance at Lollapalooza 2011 the weekend of August 5-7 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL.