Skylar Grey (aka Holly Brook Hafermann) aged a mere 25 is a Grammy-nominated American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter & producer.
She’s no wide-eyed newcomer to the music business either having major role in writing 2010′s biggest selling single “Love the Way You Lie” for Eminem & Rihanna. In fact the rumour is, she penned the chorus in a mere 15 minutes. To add that impressive achievement, she’s also written & featured on “I Need A Doctor” (Dr. Dre & Eminem), “Coming Home” (Diddy-Dirty Money), and “Words I Never Said” (Lupe Fiasco).
Simply put, the girl has connections and a knack for writing hooks.
So here’s the question.
When did the name Holly Brook fade and the psuedonym Skylar Grey emerge? The answer, is apparently whilst renting a room in a house infested with black widow spiders & editing porn videos (no I’m not making that up.). In a recent interview with Rap-Up.com she’s stated that shock-rocker Marilyn Manson would feature on her new album. Specifically on a song called “Can’t Haunt Me,” of which she mentioned is about zombies.
SO WHAT DOES SHE SOUND LIKE?
A mixed bag currently. But judging by her influences (Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sarah McLachlan and Death Cab for Cutie ) & latest video – her new record should be rather interesting.
Sure is, released this week. The eerie “Dance Without You”.
WHAT’S HER LATEST RELEASE?
Her new record “Invisible” is slated for release later in 2011.