Skylar Grey – "Cannonball" ft. X Ambassadors

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Skylar Grey – "Cannonball" ft. X Ambassadors

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Catch Skylar Grey with X Ambassadors on their VHS tour this fall.

Skylar Grey gives her take on recent single , "Cannonball," featuring X Ambassadors. She says, "The song is about empowerment, being the underdog, and fighting your way to the top. You know, it’s a competitive world out there, and I think that a lot of people can relate to that, and I thought it would be a powerful message."

I come from a folk background, and grew up playing folk music with my mom, so it’s definitely in my roots to have some folksiness. Yeah, 'Cannonball' though, to me, does sound like a X Ambassadors song, and sounds more like them than what you’ve heard from me in the past. But, as far as the rest of the album goes, there definitely is like a thread running through it, and some other stuff too, but for the most part, it’s a very authentic album to who I am—very artistic, very complex chord structure,  and it’s a piece of art to me. I feel really proud of it."

Skylar Grey

So how did the X Ambassadors come into play?

In an interview with NYU Washington Square News, Grey states, "Well, Alex Da Kid is the label guy, friend and producer, and he signed both me and X Ambassadors to his label, so the song “Cannonball” came through that. It was his idea to have us do a song together. Sam [Harris] from X Ambassadors wrote a hook, and then they tracked it along to me, and said now you do your thing on it."

Grey's upcoming album is scheduled for release by the end of 2015. She is currently traveling the country on X Ambassadors' VHS tour. For a list of tour dates, go to X Ambassador's official site.

Check out Skylar Grey's most recent interview discussing her upcoming album here. For more information about Skylar, visit her official website. "Cannonball" is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. The single is available to stream on Spotify.

Sam Harris of X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey