Grace Carter

FRESH: ‘Why Her Not Me’ – Grace Carter

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Grace Carter shares her latest song “Why Her Not Me”.

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Grace Carter has shared her latest song “Why Her Not Me”. The song received its first play during Apple Beats 1 with Julie Adenuga. It was written by Mike Kintish and Grace Carter and produced by The 23rd and Stephen ‘Koz’ Kozmeniuk.

Grace says of the song, “I wrote ‘Why Her Not Me’ in 2016 on the day I realised I had been lied to and I wasn’t the ‘only one’. This song may mean something to me but I hope you can connect it to your own lives and stories the way that I do.”

The song will appear on her upcoming project, featuring further contributions from Fred Ball, Martin Sjolie, Om’Mas Keith, Justin Parker, Max McElligott, and Fred Cox. The project is expected to be released later this year. Carter started making music when she was 13. She released a debut song “Silence” last September and supported of Dua Lipa and Dermot Kennedy’s tour. Her debut EP “Saving Grace” was released on June 15 2018.

Grace grew up in Brighton listening to the likes of Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, which is evident in her powerful songwriting, which shows emotional and musical maturity. She began songwriting during her school days, and at the age of fourteen was already performing her own material in public. One year later, Grace had converted her bedroom into a makeshift recording studio and when she reached Music College she taught herself the piano by watching YouTube videos.

Armed with emotionally exposing songs and a once-seen-never-forgotten live presence, 2018 looks set to be Grace’s breakout year.

For more about Grace, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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