Japan-born artist Grace Aimi embraces sweet sadness as she explores the deepest recesses of her mind on “True Feelings,” her new single out now via Capitol Records. Listen HERE and watch the animated video HERE. The languid R&B track is Grace’s fourth single of 2021, following “Eternal Sunshine,” “Open,” and “My Eyes.”
Driven by bluesy acoustic guitars and washes of melancholy piano, the spare track finds Grace admitting there are cracks in what many see as a happy façade. “The people I know don’t really know me,” she sings. “All these fake smiles are getting old.” Her dusky voice is full of sadness as she delivers devastating emotional punches and wistful wishes: “In a perfect world, with the perfect guy / I’m a perfect girl with the perfect life.” Grace embodies both contemporary R&B’s warmth and modern pop’s radical introspection—she’s raw, real, and unafraid to be vulnerable.
“True Feelings” is the follow-up to “My Eyes,” which dropped February 26 and has been featured on Apple Music’s New in Pop playlist. Born and raised in Okinawa, Grace first took off musically via her popular YouTube channel with her brother, but she’s since received even wider acclaim thanks to her debut solo single, 2020’s bright “Eternal Sunshine.” Now with Japanese press poised to promote “True Feelings” (watch for a forthcoming interview with Rolling Stone Japan) and U.S. support taking off, Grace is ready to be one of pop’s freshest new faces.
About Grace Aimi:
Twenty-year-old rising biracial Gen Z songstress Grace Aimi began her career with her brother posting covers in both Japanese and English on their YouTube channel called “Gracie and Gabe.” Grace’s radiant angelic yet husky voice complemented her brother playing his ukulele as they performed covers ranging from Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, and Post Malone, among others. Their videos garnered buzz, earning over 10M views in total before her solo artist debut. In August 2020, Grace released her debut summery single, “Eternal Sunshine,” which was produced by Chaki Zulu, who is known for producing for Japan’s hottest hip-hop artists. Grace’s global upbringing and innate angelic yet husky voice makes her a force to be reckoned with