Soul-Meets-Country Songwriter Skylar Gregg’s New Album Roses Out Today

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, August 14, 2020

Roses, Skylar Gregg’s new, soulful collection of self-penned songs, is an effortless amalgamation of her lifelong blues, soul, and country influences and a time-honed skill of crafting thoughtful songs out of real-life experiences. Released today, Roses has already been praised by American Songwriter, who called album single “Long Way Back” a “rich, bluesy sound that’s as American as hot dogs on the 4th of July” before claiming that “The energy and passion her powerful vocal performance injects into the song not only conveys the heartfelt message behind the lyrics but makes the song a unique achievement.”

Glide Magazine called Roses “a fully-realized project that fuses old and modern sounds with lyrics that make you think” and East Nashvillian said that album-track “Landfill” “fits into the imagination of driving down a kudzu-lined gravel road in the summer heat just outside of Muscle Shoals listening to the AM radio in the late ’60s.” Overall, the verdict is in; Skylar Gregg has spent the last ten years sharpening her sound—one that can invoke dancing as easily as it could tears—and it’s time for the world to hear. Fans can now stream or purchase Roses in its entirety here.

Produced by Jon Estes, whose credits both on stage and in the studio include John Paul White, Steelism, Robyn Hitchcock, and Langhorne Slim, Roses is a compilation of stories spanning Gregg’s life over the past decade; “Long Way Back” was written all the way back in 2009 while “Everything’s Gonna Be Fine” and “Southern Strain” were penned just last year. Gregg says, “I think I have spent the past ten years learning who I am. And by proxy who my artist is. And that discovery has been my biggest life lesson. This record is the realest I have ever been.”

Roses Tracklisting: 

Long Way Back



40e and 40w

I Already Know

Never Enough 

Witch Hunt 

Everything's Gonna Be Fine

Have You Ever Tried To Lose Your Mind

Drunk In Nashville

Southern Strain