Skyar Grey teams with Eminem on “C’Mon Let Me Ride.”
It’s a big week for Skylar Grey fans — not only do y’all get to hear your girl’s brand-new collaboration with Eminem, “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” but you also get to watch a lyric video AND check out this VERY DOPE animated single art. We told you — it’s a BIG DAY. If you recall, this isn’t Skylar Grey’s first time working with Eminem — Skylar co-wrote all the versions of Em’s “Love The Way You Lie,” and now the “My Life” collaborator has returned the favor by guesting on “C’Mon Let Me Ride” and acting as the executive producer on Skylar’s forthcoming album Don’t Look Down, due out next spring.
Listen to Skylar Grey’s “C’Mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem, and watch the lyric video after the jump.
The playful track, which features a hefty sample of Queen‘s 1978 hit “Bicycle Race,” was produced by Alex Da Kid and is a marked departure from Skylar’s moodier material. As opposed to brooding strings and somber melodies, Skylar opts for a vaguely reggae-tinged pop jam, layered with synths and shouty chants that kinda sorta remind us of the “WE!” in Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Even Skylar admits that “C’Mon Let Me Ride” is not her usual shtick: “The song is something totally unexpected from me,” said Skylar. “Sometimes I can’t even believe that it came out of my mouth.” Believe it! We dig.
Photo credit: Interscope Records