Rising singer and songwriter, Gracie Abrams, has released her debut solo album, “This Is What It Feels Like”. The long-player is the follow up to her opening EP, “Minor”, which was released in the Summer of 2020.
“This Is What It Feels Like” showcases Abrams’ emotionally intimate lyrics and features the recently released songs “Feels Like” and “Rockland” as well as “Alright” together with a new video for the track, “The Bottom”.
“The Bottom” is directed by Jared Hogan and is written with longtime collaborator Blake Slatkin as well as Omer Fedi and Billy Walsh and centres on a particularly commanding performance from Abrams, whose vocals slip into a bright and nimble flow as she warns of the weight of her emotional baggage. All throughout “This Is What It Feels Like”, Gracie Abrams brings her raw introspection to the most intimate of emotional experiences (self-betrayal, insecurity, painfully failed attempts at connection).
True to her DIY sensibilities, the 12-track album finds Gracie taking a greater role in the production process, working with The National’s Aaron Dessner, Joel Little and her frequent collaborator Blake Slatkin to dream up each track’s minimalistic yet kaleidoscopic sound. In a departure from her previous work, Abrams also left her hometown of L.A. to write and record in such serene settings as the woods of Maine and Dessner’s Long Pond Studio in the Hudson Valley—a move that quickly brought a greater clarity to her creative vision.
The 22 year old, whose father is film producer and director J.J.Abrams (‘Regarding Henry’ and three Star Wars films), recently wrapped up her sold-out I’ve Missed You, I’m Sorry tour, which marks the first time she’s ever embarked on a full tour. Abrams recently announced a North American headlining tour for early 2022. Kicking off on February 2 in Salt Lake City, the This Is What It Feels Like tour will continue through March 13 in Seattle. The 21-date tour will include stops in New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Toronto, Nashville, and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, with most dates already sold out.
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