Grace Davies, Friends With The Tragic Review
Grace Davies is an England based pop, R&B, and Soul singer, pianist, and songwriter. Davies’ appeared on The X Factor. Her success on the show allowed her to gain more attention, and since that time, she has won many fans with her trademark piano and haunting electronics, and memorable vocal style. Her hard-hitting lyrics and sensual singing keep the pianist, composer, and producer in her fans’ ears long after the song ends. A true artist, Davies oversees every element of her music and has written 200 songs, and she writes for other artists and herself. 2020 has cemented Davies’ reputation as a songwriter, racking up millions of streams, landing countless places on influential tastemaker playlists, and gaining accolades from a wealth of tastemakers. She is now releasing her EP Friends With The Tragic.Positives: Solid melodies and lyrics fill Friends With The Tragic as Davies’ voice convinces you to take them to heart. Bottom Line: Friends With The Tragic contains four tracks written between the UK and Sweden by Davies alongside heavyweights Lauren Aquilina, Adam Argyle (Dua Lipa, James Arthur), Duck Blackwell, and Andrew Jackson (Rag N Bone Man, Dua Lipa) and producer Elias Kapari. The project reveals Davies’ unique voice as a writer with her honest, brave, and relatable lyrics. Leading with “Just A Girl,” the lyrics are filled with sarcasm and girl power attitude conveyed with Davies’ powerful vocals. Juxtaposing an analysis of gender inequality and celebrating and embracing womanhood, this fired up battle cry inspires an instant confidence boost over a rolling drum pattern: Davies displays and impressive vocal range. “Amsterdam” is a beautiful ballad showcasing a clear listening to Davies’ sensual vocals as she is accompanied by soft piano and synth swells. Davies says, “It’s 80% classic singer/songwriter, 20% Swedish pop.”The relaxed scandi pop vibe of “Addicted To Blue” pulls in the influence of electro-pop, but Davies’ sense of rhythm and the catchy melody elevates the track to something special. The 23-year-old composer, songwriter, pianist, and singer, has a solid outing with ‘Friends With The Tragic’ via The Orchard/Sony Music.
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Friends with the Tragic
Just a Girl
Addicted to Blue
Release Date: June 26, 2020