Skylar Grey plans on releasing her new single, “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” on December 11. It will serve as her first single from her debut album, Don’t Look Down. Eminem, who has worked with Grey on songs like Dr. Dre’s “I Need Doctor,” will be executive producing the project.
On “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” fans will be surprised to see Em singing a famous chorus from Queen’s “Bicycle.” The song’s content covers "overly sexified music, media and the girls who try and imitate it.” Before we hear the song in full, Grey reveals how Em thought of including the chorus and what she’s learned from him in an interview with Rolling Stone. Check out some excerpts below.
On how "C'Mon Let Me Ride" came together:
"That was an Eminem move. The first time I heard his verse, he had added that part in as well and it made me laugh, so we kept it. I love hearing Marshall change his voice like that and just, like, be a character, play a character, so I thought that was funnier, personally."
On what she has learned from Eminem:
"I've learned from Em I can have more fun.He's very sarcastic and makes me laugh all the time and there are parts of my attitude I have in person but I've never shown in a song. I feel like he showed me I don't have to be afraid to show that side."
I'm grateful and blessed to have [Eminem] on my side because not only is he one of the biggest artists in the world, but I also really trust his ears and sensibilities, which is a hard thing to find. Marshall can hear gold through the shittiest-sounding recordings."
[via Rolling Stone]
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