New York – May 18, 2015) Australian vocal powerhouse, Grace announces today her upcoming debut EP, MEMO – to be released on May 26th via RCA Records. The title track “Memo (Boyfriend Jeans),” premiered on EW.com, TODAY. PRESS HERE to listen to the track!
Grace’s first single off of her upcoming EP is a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” featuring new verses rapped by G-Eazy and its original producer, the legendary Quincy Jones. The single just crossed over 4 million plays streaming online and is currently #1 on the charts in Australia. PRESS HERE to check it out!
The remainder of the EP is filled with original songs that highlight her influences, which range from Gladys Knight to Amy Winehouse. Grace co-wrote all of the EP’s five songs, including the title track song when she was only 16 and recording it on her iPhone.
GRACE, a eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter, is one of the hottest pop-soul prospects this year. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia with UK roots, Grace grew up where the sounds of Smokey Robinson to Janis Joplin, and Shirley Bassey to Amy Winehouse, filled her home and fueled her soul. With a strong musical heritage (her grandparents were singers with the Gibb brothers), Grace has developed a raw, throaty, soulful sound whose emotional timbre belies her tender years. It’s easy to understand how that style was developed when she name-checks her biggest influences as Shirley Bassey, Minnie Riperton, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Michael Jackson just to name a few.
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