Grace Weber, Find A Way Review
Grace Weber is a soul singer and songwriter based in L.A. that has a broad range of songwriting credits and performances. From penning a Grammy-winning track on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book album (“All We Got” feat. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir), to collaborating with The Social Experiment, and signing and then leaving Capitol records. The result is Weber continues to strive to grow, both personally and professionally. Weber’s singing style combines R&B/soul style with gospel ornamentations and inflections. She also builds her songs with stunning piano accompaniments and electronic elements. Her work with Chance The Rapper’s groundbreaking mixtape got her a win with Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. At the end of 2017, Weber independently released her single “More Than Friends,” a hypnotic track whose breakout success got a whirlwind of press, a co-sign from John Mayer. Weber’s Capital Records debut album was produced by Nate Fox, Nico Segal, and Peter Cottontale of The Social Experiment. She is set to release her debut album in 2020 after breaking free from Capitol Records. She explains her hopes for the album, “Making this album, we decided that we were going to let it take us on a journey, instead of trying to force anything,” says Weber. “I’d love for people to come away feeling like they’ve been taken on a journey too, whatever that might mean for them. Hopefully it’ll help them uncover deeper parts of themselves that they maybe hadn’t understood before- all the little contradictions that make us the complicated and beautiful people we are.” She is now releasing her new single, “Find A Way.”Positives: Weber’s gospel influences are very enjoyable. She knows how to build a song, knowing when to sing it straight and when to put in the vocal ornaments. The result is a balanced presentation of the melody. Bottom Line: “Find A Way” is anchored by lyrics that are an outpouring of the soul. Weber sings, “I know it’s hard to face tomorrow, but you can’t go back to yesterday. I don’t know how you find the courage, but I know you’re gonna find a way.” Starting with influence from her gospel choir days, Weber sings to piano and backing vocals with keyboard colors. The recording quality is a little ruff, but her vocal performance makes up for the production. The piano accompaniment supports Weber with authentic gospel movement and harmonies. Her control and tone are stimulating. The vocal counterpoint and Weber’s vocal fills are very moving. Weber is on a trajectory to great things, and “Find A Way” is another step in the upward direction. That’s the short of it!
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Find A Way
Find A Way (single)
Release Date: March 6, 2020