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Gracie Abrams Announces 2021 Tour

GRACIE ABRAMS ANNOUNCES I’VE MISSED YOU, I’M SORRY TOUR

Acclaimed songwriter Gracie Abrams announces her I’ve missed you, I’m sorry tour for this fall. Kicking off September 1 in Santa Ana at the Constellation Room Abrams will play 10 shows including stops in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and London. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. local time. See below for the full list of tour dates including already announced festivals Bottlerock, Firefly and Austin City Limits.  Tickets can be purchased here. 

In May Abrams released her poignant new single Mess It Up and its accompanying video — a heart-melting portrait of shattered hopes and smashed layer cake.  Directed by Matty Peacock, the video for Mess It Up finds Abrams attempting to bake a cake and repeatedly dropping the gorgeously frosted final product on the ground.

Mess It Up is Abrams’s first new music since the March premiere of Unlearn, a collaboration with hitmaker benny blanco who also served as producer on the title track to her acclaimed debut project minor which came out last summer. 

ABOUT GRACIE ABRAMS

Since making her debut with Mean It in October 2019, Gracie Abrams has emerged as one of the most compelling songwriters of her generation, earning the admiration of such likeminded artists as Lorde, Billie Eilish, and Olivia Rodrigo. A consummate songwriter who names Joni Mitchell as her most formative influence, she penned her first song at the age of eight, then went on to amass a devoted following on the strength of her emotionally intimate lyrics and DIY sensibilities. As her profile rose, Abrams was named an artist to watch by tastemaking outlets like Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and -iD, in addition to being crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK. With the arrival of her debut project minor in summer 2020, she received glowing reviews from the likes of NME, who praised her painfully honest tales of heartbreak draped in delicate melodies that carry much more intrigue than the usual run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. Executive-produced by Blake Slatkin — and also made with leading producers like Joel Little and benny blanco – the seven-song effort features her beloved singles 21, I miss you, I’m sorry, and Long Sleeves. Abrams is now at work on more new music, due out later this year. 

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Gracie Abrams – minor

Today, emerging songwriter Gracie Abrams shares her highly awaited debut project, minor. A stunning showcase for her nuanced lyricism and mesmerizing vocals, the seven-song project features Abrams’s acclaimed singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” minor is available now via Interscope Records at all digital retailers HERE.

Today also marks the premiere of the video for “Friend,” a particularly poignant track from minor. The beautifully shot visual follows the 20-year-old artist as she rides around Los Angeles alone, journeying through the city’s enchanted outskirts, chaotic freeways, and lonesome streets while candidly sharing her story of betrayal and loss.

Watch the video for “Friend” by Gracie Abrams HERE.

Executive-produced by Blake Slatkin, minor spotlights the quietly captivating artistry that’s won Abrams praise from outlets like NME (who hailed her “painfully honest tales of heartbreak draped in delicate melodies that carry much more intrigue than the usual run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter”) and i-D (who noted that her voice “cradl[es] the power to break even the toughest heart”). With each song centered on her unguarded yet finely layered songwriting, minor finds Abrams collaborating with producer/songwriters like Joel Little, Benny Blanco, Jim-E Stack, Sarah Aarons and Caroline Pennell.

In a full-circle moment for Abrams, minor features the first of her songs to draw widespread attention: the project’s bittersweet title track, penned by Abrams at age 17. Now a fan favorite, after Abrams shared clips of the song on social media, “minor” offers an early glimpse into the graceful balance of raw outpouring and sharply detailed self-reflection that would come to define her music. That approach soon proved undeniable to listeners around the world, as evidenced by “21” and “I miss you, I’m sorry” each recently surpassing 10 million streams on Spotify.

Through the years, Abrams has shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 290k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first track.

Named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and iD — and crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK — Abrams considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost. After writing her first song at the age of eight, she went on to earn a devoted following on the strength of her indelibly personal lyrics and magnetic vocal delivery. Last fall, Abrams made her official debut with “Mean It” — an intensely vulnerable piece hailed by Ones To Watch as “pure, sentimental, and undeniably beautiful.”

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Gracie Abrams – Stay

Gracie Abrams releases the video for her spellbinding single “Stay,” which has already garnered millions of streams around the world since it’s release in November and is currently one of the most played songs on Australian taste maker radio station Triple J. A fitting introduction to the 20-year-old artist, the diary-like visual for “Stay” perfectly channels the raw intimacy of her music: a stripped-back yet nuanced sound centered on her sharply detailed lyrics. Over the years, Abrams has shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 200k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first song.

WATCH “STAY” BY GRACIE ABRAMS

Along with spotlighting her subtle but stunning vocal presence, “Stay” showcases what Complex recently hailed as a “delicate sensibility and keen eye for the details that make heartbreak really sting.” “Stay” was written by Abrams and produced by New Zealand native Sam de Jong. 

Shot in her hometown of Los Angeles and directed by photographer Moni Haworth, the video for “Stay” offers an up-close glimpse into Abrams’s world. With all the hazy charm of a home movie, the visual collages together candid snapshots of her everyday life, unfolding in dreamlike images of spilled Slurpees, smoggy sunsets, beaches and birthday cake and fallen bougainvillea petals.

In addition to premiering the “Stay” video, Abrams has also announced her upcoming debut North American performances. Those two dates include shows in Toronto and New York with more to be announced soon. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, January 24, at 10 a.m. EST.

June 2   Toronto, ON   The Drake Underground

June 4   New York, NY   Mercury Lounge

Recently named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes and Idolator, Abrams, who considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost, fell in love with Joni Mitchell as a kid. “Her lyricism is very much what compelled me to start writing when I was 8, which is also when I started playing piano,” says Abrams, who also considers Tyler, The Creator, Carole King, and The 1975 amongst other major influences. 

Last fall, she made her official debut with the release of “Mean It” — a piano-driven, profoundly vulnerable track praised as “pure, sentimental, and undeniably beautiful.”

 

*Photo by Vince M. Aung