Grace Carter today shares a brand new piece of music off the back of her latest single ‘Heal Me’ which was released to much acclaim earlier this year.
‘Don’t Hurt Like It Used To’ sees Grace in fine form as she once again uses her arresting voice to convey her deepest resolve in her fight against any long term emotional damage that complex relationships can lead to. The video is set to a backdrop of a desolate lunar landscape as is directed by Nadia (Years & Years, the 1975, Rae Morris).
“Took my head and messed it up and made this heart a stone, what you gave was not enough oh and you go on and on and on, and I’ve heard it all before – I’m just being honest – it don’t hurt like it used to”
Having kicked off the year at number 3 in the BBC Sound of 2019, Grace went on to headline the BBC Introducing stage at SXSW before heading out on her own sold out UK and European tour this spring. Grace was also tipped by the likes of MTV, YouTube Music, Amazon and Ticketmaster in their coveted one-to-watch lists.
As with ‘Heal Me’, and previous single ‘Why Her Not Me’, all of Grace’s emotionally charged songs depict her inner most personal experiences. London born and Brighton raised, Grace was brought up solely by her mum as her relationship with absent father increasingly grew more distant. Consistently striving to find clarity amongst the turmoil– her biggest cathartic outlet for such soul-searching was channelled into her song writing. Grace sees her music as letters she never got to write and everything she wanted to say but never could until now.
Grace has also just been announced as the main support to Lewis Capaldi on his end of year tour – see below for dates. But before that – look out for an exciting summer ahead with festivals and her next follow up single proper coming soon.
08/06 Pinkpop, Netherlands
30/06 Rock Wertcher, Belgium
05/07 Longitude, Ireland
06/07 Wireless, Germany
07/07 Barn On The Farm, UK
11/07 Montreaux, Jazz Festival Switzerland
20/07 Latitude, UK
21/07 Liverpool Music Festival, UK
04/08 Brighton Pride, UK
09/08 Sziget, Hungary
16/08 Summer Sonic Tokyo, Japan
18/08 Summer Sonic Osaka, Japan
Lewis Capaldi support dates:
23/11 Manchester Academy, Manchester
25/11 O2 Academy, Birmingham
26/11 O2 Academy, Bristol
28/11 O2 Guildhall, Southampton
29/11 O2 Academy Brixton, London
30/11 UEA, Norwich
02/12 Rock City, Nottingham
03/12 O2 Academy, Sheffield
05/12 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
07/12 O2 Academy, Glasgow
08/12 O2 Academy, Glasgow