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Grace Davies – Amsterdam

Grace Davies shares beautiful ballad Amsterdam taken from her forthcoming ‘Friends With The Tragic’ EP out in June through The Orchard/Sony Music.

Taking a different sonic route from previously released critically acclaimed singles ‘Invisible’ and ‘Addicted To Blue’; on ‘Amsterdam’ the 23-year-old composer, pianist and singer songwriter showcases her ability to artfully document the human condition. Produced by Adam Argyle (Dua Lipa, James Bay, Rita Ora) and composed by piano, the bewitching slow ballad uses Grace’s unique voice and soulful delivery to shift emotions.

“Amsterdam is my Jolene,” says Grace. ‘It’s incredibly honest. It’s about being so frickin’ in love that it hurts, and you don’t trust that something won’t go wrong. Amsterdam touches on jealousy within a relationship and normalises it. Not an unhealthy jealousy, but one that we all feel from time to time, and should allow ourselves to feel – without thinking that we’re ‘crazy’! Of course we may get jealous that the person we love most  in the entire world is doing things without us, and of course the thought crosses our minds that we may possibly lose that person to someone else (or somewhere else). We’re human, and I think it’s a beautiful thing.”

The release of ‘Invisible’ and ‘Addicted to Blue’ this year marked the start of a new era in Grace’s career and cemented her reputation as a songwriter, racking up a million streams, landing countless places on influential tastemaker playlists and championed by a wealth of tastemakers. Grace has been isolating by her piano during lockdown and will be live at home performing tracks from the EP and taking requests from fans @ 7:30pm Friday 8th May.

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 is 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 in June.


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