Skylar Grey has been keeping busy this year, putting on Eminem's Music To Be Murdered By album, developing the emerging artist Elliot Taylor, and expanding her own repertoire of solo cuts. Today marks the arrival of her brand new single "Dark Thoughts," which comes complete with a sensual shot-at-home music video. Composed by Skylar and Elliot Taylor, the song features a smoldering and dark instrumental fueled by pianos and dominant percussion; the beat evokes that of a late-night fantasy, her layered voice caught between two dueling worlds of existence.
There's something tense about "Dark Thoughts," a danger that never quite manifests. Though Skylar's vocals are as lovely as ever, her melodies are paired with a haunting chord progression -- not to mention the sensual video, which manages to juxtapose heightened sexuality with deadly weaponry. Paired together for the full experience, it's clear that Skylar is fearlessly entering new sonic territory.
You could call it madness, madness
I got dirty habits, habits
The things that I imagine, imagine
I get off thinking 'bout you with someone else