For Fans of: Hey Violet, Hailee Steinfeld, or Julia Michaels
Skylar Stecker has already landed three hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, most recently landing at #1 with the hit, “Blame,” which followed previous chart toppers “Only Want You,” and her remake of the Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams.” This past year, she was named Radio Disney’s coveted Next Big Thing and in 2016, she was selected as radio superstar Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, which came with a televised performance on NBC’s The Today Show. And she’s fresh off a most prolific run having released her debut album, “This Is Me” to critical acclaim, toured nationally twice, and performed the National Anthem showcasing her powerful vocal range at over a hundred major sporting events. She’s accomplished all this by the tenderfoot age of 16. And yet, she’s already racing to her follow-up with an album titled Redemption, an ominous title considering her age, but in the entertainment business redemption is a destination pursued more often than not.
It all started back in 2013 when she was signed on the spot to Interscope/Cherrytree Records after a sold-out show at The Roxy in Hollywood. This marked an early start for the pop/r&b princess. But at the beginning of 2018, Skylar was faced with a challenging career decision – To continue along her path with Cherrytree or take her venture out on her own. With a clear vision for her future, Skylar chose to bet on herself and will be releasing her album independently, albeit, with the help of the world’s leading independent distribution company, The Orchard.
On her first single “Let It Pour,” from the upcoming album, Skylar is floating from sultry breathy versus to full-on powerful singing that showcases her range. She finds the balance between heart-wrenching emotion and joyful atonement. The follow-up track, “Don’t Test Me,” is full of swagger as she flows in and out of a near perfect R&B performance complete with amazing vocal runs and smooth harmony. “With everything
that I’ve gone through these past couple of years, I’ve realized that you can’t wait on others to make things happen for you. If you want it, you have to go and get it. That’s why I’m calling my album Redemption because I’ve taken responsibility and am saving myself,” Skylar explains with a slight smile.
The album is a kaleidoscope of musical influence yet it showcases just how much Skylar has blossomed. It is here that she takes her millions of views and fans across the world for a ride to the next level. It’s a journey with a soundtrack filled with luscious harmonies, soulful melodies and the confidence of a girl with her destiny in her own capable hands.