For too long, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Skylar Grey has been on the sidelines — not that it’s hurt her career. In 2010, she co-wrote Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” earning two Grammy nominations, and then a year later, she earned two more nominations for co-writing Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor,” which she also performed alongside Dr. Dre and Eminem at the 2011 award show. Now, 10 years after the release of her debut album, Grey’s releasing her newest project, Natural Causes, with hopes of claiming some of the limelight for herself. Throughout the 12-track album, you’ll hear country-flavored guitar-picking, pulsing electronic productions, harmonic swells, and in two tracks — “Lemonade” and “Picture Perfect” — even a bit of rapping from the first-time MC. With production from Eminem on one track and some jazzy drumming from Questlove, there’s no way this album won’t catch someone’s ear.
Skylar Grey with Morgan at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at Regency Ballroom. $22; theregencyballroom.com.