Skylar Grey aka the hitmakers' secret weapon releases 'Dark Thoughts', a brooding and sensual new single

Skylar has collaborated with a veritable Who's Who of star talent over the years, crafting hits for Eminem, Rihanna, Beyonce, Dr. Dre, Macklemore, Celine Dion, David Guetta & Kaskade among others.


                            Skylar Grey aka the hitmakers' secret weapon releases 'Dark Thoughts', a brooding and sensual new single
Skylar Grey (courtesy of artiste)
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Discovering Skylar Grey's numerous contributions to the music industry often makes for a genuine "Aha!" moment. If you've ever wondered how mega-popular artistes like Eminem, Rihanna, Beyonce, Dr Dre, Macklemore, Celine Dion, David Guetta & Kaskade manage to keep on churning out hit after hit, it's partly because they have the luxury of calling on talented artistes like Ms Grey to collaborate with.

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Known for being as talented a performer as she is a writer and producer, Skylar Grey is the secret sauce behind some of the biggest pop, hip-hop, and dance songs of the past decade. One of the 34-year-old entertainer's calling cards is her sheer versatility, which allows her to lend her incredible artistic gifts to a plethora of musical genres. Long hailed as Eminem's protege, Skylar has helped write smash singles for everyone from Rihanna & Beyonce to David Guetta & Celine Dion, and has also provided guest vocals for artistes as diverse as Fort Minor, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Dr Dre, Papa Roach, Macklemore, and Kaskade.

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Recording artist Skylar Grey performs at the UNICEF Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on February 3, 2018, in Dallas, Texas (Getty Images)

Since releasing her latest solo album, 'Natural Causes' in 2016, Skylar Grey has kept herself busy with a variety of projects. Last year, she released her solo project 'Angel With Tattoos', which was dubbed by the press as one of “The 20 Best EPs Of 2019.” Even more impressively, Skylar co-wrote & co-produced 'Leaving Heaven' on Eminem's latest album, making her the first female producer ever on an Eminem track.

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She's even written & performed the original theme song for the blockbuster movie 'Aquaman' with her fiancé & frequent co-writer Elliott Taylor. 

So it was with hotly billed anticipation that we looked forward to Skylar Grey's continued musical output & progress this year. At exactly midnight on May 1, she released her new introspective late-night jam 'Dark Thoughts', brought to fruition with her co-producer Jayson DeZuzio. As the name suggests, it's a darkly suggestive and brooding track, with revelatory lyrics that admit, "And just because I'm laughing / Don't mean that I ain't havin' / These dark thoughts / Come put 'em in a box / And check me off."

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The sultry new song also features some thick, densely-layered production with plenty of phat bass, and a sensual music video that sees Skylar at her seductive best. Check it out here below!


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Her fans are already hailing the song and video as having far exceeded their expectations. "Skylar Grey has the voice of an angel," said one admirer, while another listener said, "Skylar Grey, I came to know about you cuz I'm an Eminem fan but you are seriously underrated and this song is lit." Other viewers marveled at the tempting music video that featured Skylar's gorgeous silhouette, saying "How can she make her shadow look THAT sexy?!" and other fans were in agreement that "We all have them 'Dark Thoughts'."

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One follower put it best when she said, "Wow, this is beautiful in every way possible... Well done girl, amazing song!"