Grace Davies is “Friends With The Tragic”
Grace Davies announces the release of her forthcoming “Friends With The Tragic” EP. A powerful and emotive collection of songwriting mastery the four-track EP will include previously released critically acclaimed single “Invisible” alongside new banger “Addicted To Blue”. The release of “Invisible” at the beginning of 2020 marked the start of a new era in Grace’s career and cemented her reputation as a songwriter, racking up over 250,000 streams, landing places on influential tastemaker playlists and championed by a wealth of tastemakers including Sunday Times Culture who described her as ‘a remarkable talent’.
Smooth vocals infused with hypnotic melodies and cool Scandi pop vibes, “Addicted To Blue” was recorded and produced in Sweden with producer Elias Kapari and is another beautiful track from this extraordinary talent. Having independently released her debut EP at the age of 18, Grace Davies garnered the support of tastemakers including BBC 6 Music, became a staple fixture on BBC Radio Lancashire, as well as picking up coveted national ‘BBC Introducing’ artist support. The 23-year-old composer, pianist and singer is a songwriter who artfully documents the human condition, able to make the personal universal. With a poet’s ease, her honest lyrics come alive through her soulful, unique vocals and haunting melodies; traits that saw her ascend to the final of X Factor 2017.
In a first for the programme, Grace shook up the format and confidently showcased her own songs at every stage, generating millions of streams and a top 2 iTunes chart position. A true artist, Grace oversees every element of her music. Following extensive time in the studio writing for other artists as well as herself Grace’s unmistakable voice and fearless songwriting seems set to secure her future. Her “Friends With The Tragic” EP will be released this Summer. Grace says: “I feel like there’s something for everyone on this EP, and I was truly able to document a wide variety of happenings in my “tragique” life, as I like to call it. I’m so proud of these songs. ‘Addicted To Blue’ is the bop I never realised I had. It lived as a piano ballad for over a year and I never knew which direction to take it in. I went out to Sweden to produce it with Elias Kapari and we had such a fun time with it because it was such a blank canvas, so we tried everything just for fun!”
Grace continues: “I’ve always been inspired by the energy of 80’s pop production so I really wanted to bring some elements of 80’s to this track. It makes me dance around my kitchen no matter what mood I’m in. The song talks about the appreciation of a long distance relationship. My boyfriend at the time lived three hours away, which is far enough not to see each other often, so I wanted to touch on how amazing it is that someone can give you a reason to be sad when they leave – if that makes sense. The lyrics are so contradictory throughout – like, I’m happy when we’re together, but I also like not having you there all the time, getting on my tits! A happy medium”.