May 152024
skylar grey linkin park

Composer and producer Tommee Profitt released his newest collection of covers, titled Volume 2. And featured inside this second collection of covers was Skylar Grey’s compelling version of Linkin Park’s “Numb”. Skylar Grey (AKA Holly Brook Hafermann) is a singer, and record producer from Wisconsin. Her vocal delivery in this tune is both chilling and epic. Continue reading »

Feb 052018
skylar grey stand by me

Skylar Grey has been all over the music spectrum in recent years. Working with the likes of Eminem, Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Lupe Fiasco, Grey has become somewhat of an “It Girl” when it comes to hip-hop collaborations. She was schooled mostly in folk and jazz, though, and goes back to her roots in play here with this cover version of Ben E. King’s iconic “Stand By Me.”

This version of the iconic song that aired as part of the 2018 Superb Bowl ad campaign for Budweiser focuses on disaster relief, featuring a brewery turned into a water-canning facility to help deliver water to hurricane-affected areas. The song and accompanying video set a dramatic bird’s-eye backdrop as the camera goes from neighborhood to neighborhood, capturing both the devastation of the storms and the spirit of the people that were directly impacted. Continue reading »