You’ve already heard the devastating hooks all over radio–on Lupe Fiasco‘s “Words I Never Said,” Diddy – Dirty Money‘s “Coming Home,” Eminem and Rihanna‘s “Love The Way You Lie.” But now, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey is bringing her original creations back to life.

The brooding singer-songwriter, who released her debut single “Invisible” back in June last year, has just unleashed The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey on January 17, a 3-track EP complete with the original versions/demos behind the hooks that became worldwide smashes.

While each track is incredible in its own right, my personal favorite is “Words,” a song that Grey originally penned in memory of her grandfather. As she told Rap-Up back in December: “I wrote this song about my grandfather who passed away before I had a chance to say goodbye,” she said. “Tell somebody you love them today.”

While we wait for her debut album Invinsible, due out later this year, The Buried Sessions is the perfect reminder of Grey’s incredible talent as a songwriter.

And if you thought her hooks were haunting, just wait until you hear the full versions: They’ll never, ever leave your head.

Skylar Grey – The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey by Interscope Records

The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey was released on January 17. (iTunes)

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