Skylar Grey Returns To Her Folk Roots On “Shame On You”

Mike Wass | August 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Macklemore & Skylar's 'Glorious'
Macklemore and Skylar Grey performed 'Glorious' on 'Fallon' and got a standing ovation.

After dabbling in genres as diverse as hip-hop and EDM, Skylar Grey returns to her folk roots on the breezy, loved-up “Shame On You.” The first taste of the 33-year-old’s third LP (fourth if you count Like Blood, Like Honey) is a distinctly West Coast ditty with shades of ’70s heavy-hitters like Fleetwood Mac. “It should be illegal to be as handsome as you are,” she begins the song. “You should be locked up so you can’t break nobody else’s heart.” That leads us to the dreamy chorus: “Shame on you, because of you, the sun never looked so dull.”

“With ‘Shame On You’ and the rest of the songs that will follow for my Angel With Tattoos concept project, I committed to a sound that pays homage to the artists from the 70’s I grew up listening to,” Skylar explains. “Producer and co-writer Dave Bassett and I got together frequently last year at his serene Malibu home atop a mountain overlooking the ocean, and we created this music almost effortlessly. I was newly in love and inspired, and together Dave and I stumbled upon this very specific sound that felt simply authentic.”

Angel With Tattoos drops on October 18. Get acquainted with Skylar’s new/old sound by checking out the intoxicating “Shame On You” below.

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