GRAACE FINDS SOLACE IN DEEPLY PERSONAL NEW SINGLE ‘HARD TO SAY’ FEAT I.E.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE
Australian songstress GRAACE has today released her first single of 2020, titled ‘Hard To Say’, a touching tribute to somebody very close to her heart, who sadly took his own life. The track premiered last night on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite.
The release of ‘Hard To Say’ is accompanied by a video directed by Josh Harris – watch here.
The melancholic ‘Hard To Say’ hears GRAACE at her most delicate, wearing her heart on her sleeve and distilling those emotions into her songwriting. Her hushed vocals & pensive lyrics are accompanied by African Australian rapper I.E.; a frontrunner of Australia’s hip-hop resurgence in recent years.
Speaking on the track, GRAACE says “‘Hard To Say’ is a track that I wrote in the studio with one of my best friends. I lost someone very close to my heart over a year ago, and it’s something that I don’t talk about often but I felt like it was finally time to sing about him and bring light to the topic of mental health”.
GRAACE continues, “It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sing your thoughts when you can’t fully articulate it in a normal conversation, because it can be so hard to grasp your feelings when you’re grieving. I hope people who listen can know that they’re not alone and can see that everybody has somebody who has their back, whether it’s someone they’re close to or a stranger, like me”.
GRAACE spent the best part of 2019 touring both locally and internationally – with shows in Europe (including supports for Tom Walker in Germany), London, Los Angeles and New York; plus sold out shows in both Sydney and Melbourne and festival appearances at NYE In The Park, By The Bay Festival and Out Of Bounds Festival, amongst others.
GRAACE’S big break came co-writing and featuring on ‘Numb’, the 2017 track from Australian artist and producer Hayden James which quickly became platinum in their homeland. A left-of-centre pop smash, it showcased GRAACE’s silky vocals which also saw GRAACE join Flight Facilities as a touring vocalist on their 2018 “The Return Flight” tour, playing shows across Australia as well as North America, Europe and New Zealand. It was quickly followed by the singer’s debut single ‘Kissing Boys’, an equally catchy bop that fleshes out a piano base with fluttering synth. Then came her debut EP SELF SABOTAGE, which has received over 25 Million streams globally and features the fantastic lead single, triple j favourite and ARIA accredited GOLD single ‘Last Night’ which has been streamed over 19 million times.