Australia based singer-songwriter GRAACE is promoting her upcoming EP with a new single ‘Sentimental’. An artist gained popularity from a feature on Hayden James’ platinum ‘Numb’ and recently went through a personal evolution changing her artistic direction. Fronting an all-female band, GRAACE has transitioned from “left of center” pop to “organic” pop with a passion. With her new EP ‘Self-Preservation’ on the horizon, GRAACE is ready to recapture hearts with a sound of her own choosing. On “Sentimental” GRAACE sings the words “I’ll wait” throughout the track like it’s a mantra. Any fractures in the vocals are belied by the seamless lyrics; any doubts in her words are reassured by the instrumentation slowly building up a solid foundation.
I wrote ‘Sentimental’ as a letter to my past self. I’ve spent the past two years hibernating from most people, moving on from my old life and growing up. I needed to break out of the mental jail that I put myself in: accept my flaws, not give up on myself, and permit myself to grow. For years I felt so lost in old memories, wishing I could go back to how things were, who I used to be, and change the narratives. It detached me from reality. I had turned into a disassociating zombie. I had to fall apart into a crippling depression to feel my past, learn from the mistakes and allow myself to grow into a new person with no opinions of what I should be beside the mirror. Once I forgave myself and others for mistakes and our pasts, I grew closer with people and suddenly felt freedom for the first time in years. I’m always going to be a sentimental person, but the biggest thing I’ve learned from my early 20’s is that memories are just lessons for the future.