Skylar Grey performed at the release party for her new album Don't Look Down last night on New York's Lower East Side, presented by Steve Madden Music. Her hour-long set included songs she's co-written for Eminem, Rihanna and Dr. Dre.

Before the show I had a chance to sit down with her backstage and chat about the release and her upcoming tour. "The album will show a lot more of my personality," she said when asked about the difference between the album and the collaborative singles. "People aren't gonna know me from one song. The album is a journey--it's about where I grew up, who I am, how I got here today. It paints a full picture of my life."

Don't Look Down is now available in music stores, iTuenes and Amazon.