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Grace Davies releases highly anticipated EP ‘I Wonder If You Wonder’ – out now


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“Talk about taking our breath away, Grace Davies has us feeling it all.” – WONDERLAND “A remarkable talent.” THE SUNDAY TIMES “[Grace Davies’] soulful pop vocals bring her poetic lyrics to life.” – MTV UK “Pop perfection.” – HEATWORLD

[November 26th, 2021] Singer-songwriter Grace Davies releases her long-awaited EP ‘i wonder if you wonder’; a personal collection of tracks marking Grace’s astounding progress since she embraced the journey into releasing independently. Available to buy and stream now via Believe. ‘i wonder if you wonder’ will be Grace’s second EP, with her rapturously received ‘Friends With The Tragic’ EP being released last summer and welcoming a sea of success, having been streamed more than 12.5M times. This follow-up collection comprises Grace’s popular recent releases; ‘i met a boy online’, ‘testosterone’, ‘toothbrush, ‘used to you’, and most recently ‘roots’ which hit an impressive #3 in the UK iTunes Singles Chart along with entering the Official Chart Company Top 100 and the UK Big Top 40, as well as plays on BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, Heart and Capital FM. ‘i wonder if you wonder’ takes you on an unfiltered ride from hope to heartbreak. Whilst lyrically the collection tells a story, it also carries a message of Grace’s growth and strength over the last year, as she’s embarked on releasing under her own musical direction and retaining full creative control. Grace has co-production credits across the EP, further showcasing her undeniable passion and love for the music she makes. ‘i wonder if you wonder’ is the epitome of rawness and honesty, something Grace is proud to display to her dedicated fans. Grace talks of the EP, saying: “The songs are the six stages of a relationship going wrong; I’m looking for love, finding it, losing it. The EP captures my many emotions – happy, sad, angry, upset, feeling lost, grief. I get progressively worse until I finally reach the ‘fuck you’ stage. Hahaha!” She goes on to say: “The concept came after the songs, which were written a few years apart. I realised that if I put them in a particular order, they would tell a story, but really they’re just ballads about my still tragic life.”

EP TRACKLISTING

  1. somebody

  2. i met a boy online

  3. roots

  4. testosterone

  5. used to you

  6. toothbrush

‘somebody’ is the EP’s opener, and the final track to be released; a spine-tingling, stripped-back, classic piano ballad about being ready for love, which dates back to 2018 and written alongside collaborators Frances (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry) and Jin-Jin (Jess Glynne, RAYE). “‘somebody’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written,” says Grace. “I’ve loved Frances as an artist since I was in my teens – her song ‘Grow’ was an inspiration for ‘roots’. At our first session together we wrote ‘somebody’ and I’ve longed to put it out ever since.” Scoring high in the relatability stakes is ‘i met a boy online’, a track written again with friend Frances during the first UK lockdown. It talks of a time when Grace felt lonely, isolated and alone in London and dipped her toe in the world of online dating. It was not initially intended for the EP, however, when Grace began posting about the song on TikTok, it blew up and gained an impressive view count of over 1.5M, leaving her with no choice but to add it to the collection. It subsequently was featured on MTV’s new series of Catfish UK. ‘roots’ was written entirely by Grace, and she famously performed the track for her X Factor audition in 2017. Every day since her fans - millions of whom have viewed her viral audition video on Facebook – begged her to release the song, which she finally did just last month. The reaction was incredible, with the track charting instantly. The heart-rending strings on the song were arranged and recorded by widely praised film composer Sally Herbert, who also provided the arrangement on ‘somebody’. ‘testosterone’ was the EP’s first official single release in March 2021. The song was written by Grace’s teen idol Lauren Aquilina, with whom she worked on ‘Friends With The Tragic’, and Pete Rycroft, aka Lostboy (Rita Ora, Griff, Tom Grennan). Pete went on to produce the track for Grace. The beautiful, woozy song, about infidelity, was bagged by Grace when she heard it and fell in love with it; with Lauren and Pete delighted it would find its place on the EP. ‘used to you’ might be construed as a track with lyrics fitting for a breakup, however, that wasn’t quite what Grace had in mind when she was putting the song together. ‘used to you’ is in fact about the breakdown of her previous label SYCO, with the lyrics talking of how crushed she felt when she received that dreaded phone call back in 2020. Despite the sad nature of the song, there is a bittersweet turn to the story as Grace is now thriving in her independence, developing musically and creatively. Closing the EP comes witty heartbreaker ‘toothbrush’, a real-life tale of moving on by throwing out an ex’s possessions. This up-tempo, liberating track enriches Grace’s signature sound of utter pop perfection. “I call this my ballad EP,” says Grace. “It takes me back to my roots, but with all the experience I’ve gained by being on X-Factor, playing big gigs, releasing records and working with so many great creatives. As cheesy as it sounds, I know the girl who wrote ‘roots’ would be really proud of this EP and all she’s achieved.” This EP marks a new era in Grace’s career, underpinning her reputation as an undeniably talented songwriter which has seen her receive praise from the likes of MTV UK, The Sunday Times, Wonderland, Official Charts, Popjustice, DORK, Notion, The Line Of Best Fit, Spindle, Euphoria Magazine and Girls Are Awesome. She recently featured as a guest and performer for “The Guilty Feminist” podcast and has gained support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1’s DJ, Danny Howard. Grace has established herself to be an all-encompassing musician and a serious talent to watch, expect more from the fearless young pop artist as she continues to produce and release undeniable chart hits.


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