Eminem is slated to executive produce Skylar Grey’s upcoming debut album Don’t Look Down, due in Spring 2013.
According to a press release, Grey enlists Eminem to sing the hook on the LP’s Alex Da Kid-produced first single “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” which will release on December 11th. The video for the song was already shot in Detroit, Michigan and will be released the same day. On the track, Em reinterpolates the hook from Queen’s “Bicycle.”
“Putting out a debut album is a bit scary – I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust,” said Grey. “Having written many new songs, the album has become a completely different animal, hence the title change. This new single with Em, in particular, is very exciting. We have worked on so many serious songs together – it’s a nice change of pace to do something fun and sarcastic.”
Eminem added, “When I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist. This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.”
UPDATE: Skylar Grey celebrates her birthday by releasing the cover art for her forthcoming debut Don’t Look Down, releasing Spring 2013. Check the cover art below, debuted on her site.