Grace Lightman releases the video for her new single ‘An Ordinary Life’ the latest single to be taken from the forthcoming debut album Silver Eater out via Handsome Dad Records on July 19th.
For the stunning new video Grace has enlisted the help of director & producer Alex Lightman who worked alongside Lightman to create the striking visual. The song features Grace’s yearning vocals with a propulsive bassline throughout and represents her narrative on the desperate need to fit in when you feel different. The video depicts her as an outlander wandering in nature, trying to disappear in an attempt to fulfil her desire for an ordinary life.
Speaking on the song further, Grace explains: “An Ordinary Life is a love song to the human race, from the perspective of the Silver Eater. It’s bittersweet as it comes from a place of awareness that she will never be able to have the ordinary life she wants, almost like an unrequited love. This is one of the more personal songs on the record, capturing the alienation in a wistful way that I hope people can relate to. In our moments of vulnerability, we do just wish we could fit in, even if we know we shouldn’t try to.”
Grace recently announced her debut solo record which has been a work in progress for the past few years and her vision is finally realised in the form of Silver Eater. The album has been a collaborative effort between Grace as well as Ben Baptie [previously mixed & engineered; Moses Sumney, Young Fathers, Puma Blue, Lady Gaga] who makes his producer debut on this record and creative partner / co-writer Patrick J Pearson – between the three of them they’ve created a truly unique record that encapsulates Grace’s surreal pop driven vision and unique artistry.
One-part ABBA, two-parts Twin Peaks, and mediated through the character of the eponymous Silver Eater – an extra-terrestrial fallen to earth, doomed to imitate and fall in love with the very humans they must remain a fugitive from. With the release of Silver Eater, Lightman has achieved something fiendishly rare, a concept album that combines narrative ambition with a sly undercurrent of dark humour.
Pre-save Silver Eater on all streaming platforms here: https://awal.lnk.to/
Grace has also announced a UK date at London’s The Islington on October 3rd and will appear at Blue Dot Festival on July 19th.
Tickets for London show available here: https://rockfeedback.