Aside from her many collaborations and, most recently, her soundtrack contributions – “I Know You” for the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack and “I Will Return” for Furious 7 – it’s been a minute since we last heard some legit Skylar Grey material that is hers.
So without further ado… here we have Skylar‘s brand new single, “Cannonball,” featuring her fellow KIDinaKORNER label mates X Ambassadors! The track, produced by frequent collaborator Alex Da Kid, is a folky little guitar-driven gem backed with complementing whistles and handclaps. “Here I come/ Cannonball, cannonball,” X Ambassadors repeat throughout the chorus while Skylar takes on the versus. It’s surprisingly a great new direction for the moody songstress, she sounds right at home and I’m totally into it.
“Sam and I wrote ‘Cannonball‘ about the power of will and how it can be an underdog’s greatest advantage. It’s one of my most energetic songs off the new album, but I’m definitely weaving my folky roots into everything these days,” Skylar said in a statement.
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