Kerli told PopCrush: ‘It was me, Lindy Robbins and Toby Gab. We were in the studio and Lindy came in and she was like, ‘We should write a song called ‘Skyscraper’. So I Googled ‘skyscraper’ because I’m always looking for images to write after. We found this picture where it was the apocalypse ..The world had ended and there was this one skyscraper still standing. I was like, ‘Wow. We need to write after this picture.’ So on the picture exactly, the sun was coming out for the first time and it was raining. We totally zoned out and burned candles and totally wrote it after that picture.
Honestly, she sings it so much better and her story is so powerful and so inspiring to so many young kids out there. I don’t think I could’ve delivered that song better than she does, with the message and everything, [it’s] just really powerful.
It’s so brave of her too to put a song like that out as her first single because nobody puts out a ballad. And to just go out there and in such a brave way talk about her struggle and everything, it’s really refreshing. I see a lot of kids getting a lot of help from her story, so I’m super, super happy to be part of this.’