Atlantic recording artist Skizzy Mars has announced the release of his eagerly awaited debut. ‘ALONE TOGETHER’ drops everywhere on January 22, 2016.
Produced by longtime collaborator Michael Keenan, the track “Alcoholics” had its world premiere as part of a major feature in The Village Voice, which noted, “(‘Alcoholics’) shows Skizzy’s indulgences in plain sight — libations, pills, anything to slow down time so as to buy a few more hours until sunrise. It’s new emotional territory compared to that in which we’re used to seeing Skizzy — and it only creates more anticipation for ‘ALONE TOGETHER.'” In addition, The Source praised the new track, noting “it mixes the moody, viscous production and tone of Cudi’s best work with the introspective, emotion-laden croons of, say, 808’s Kanye — rather seamlessly,” while The Fader celebrated the tracks “infectious hook” and “dreamy production.”
Skizzy Mars earned instant buzz with his first single, 2011’s “Douchebag,” and has since made his bones as one of contemporary rap’s most eclectic new stars. The Harlem-based MC — known to his family as Myles Mills — followed “Douchebag” with the powerful “Profound” as well as a pair of much-talked-about mixtapes and increasingly popular live appearances as both headliner and support to such stars as G-Eazy, Logic, and fellow Atlantic artists B.o.B and Ty Dolla $ign.
Highlighted by chart-topping tracks like “Time (Ft. G-Eazy & Olivver the Kid),” ‘THE RED BALLOON PROJECT’ EP dropped in February 2015 and proved a straight-up sensation, debuting at #4 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart before peaking at #35 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. A 33-city headline tour followed, highlighted by sold out shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Skizzy’s own NYC.
Skizzy has also received a remarkable range of press coverage, with features in such outlets as The Fader, NYLON, HipHopDX, Earmilk, Pigeons & Planes, and HotNewHipHip, as well as an appearance on the premiere installment of XXL’s “Ante Up” podcast.