Kayla Grace today releases her debut EP ‘glass child’, alongside a visualiser for its title track and new single. Blending confessional lyrics within a sonic tapestry of indie, DIY pop and punk, she has already earned high profile supporters in the shape of Matt Healy, Hugo Silvani (Pale Waves) and Radio 1’s Mollie King and Maia Beth, as well as excited comparisons to Olivia Rodrigo, Holly Humberstone, beabadoobee and Gracie Abrams.


The ‘glass child’ EP opens with a brand-new song in the shape of its title track. Finding the missing link between her alt-pop roots and the spacey vibe of Wolf Alice, it’s a track which levels up its power and angst with every repetition of its hook, leading to a climactic, cathartic chant of ‘You can’t see me, am I nothing?’ which will surely inspire an electrifying moment of audience participation at future live shows.

Lyrically, ‘glass child’ is symbolic of Kayla’s hold-nothing-back approach to lyricism. A glass child is someone who grew up with a sibling whose needs demand far more attention from their family than they themselves receive. It could be a sibling who suffers from behavioural issues or struggles with addiction, but in Kayla’s case it’s about growing up with her disabled sister – a situation she explores further in ‘realign’. It’s a situation of complex emotions: glass children can understand why their sibling receives so much more attention, but that understanding doesn’t stop them feeling like the odd one out. It’s a phrase which has been trending on TikTok recently.

Kayla Grace says, “glass child is a song of self-discovery.The day I learnt the term was the first day I’d felt seen on a wider level. I had a really rough upbringing in a way it felt like no one else could understand. I was neglected in so many ways but had no one to blame. Writing this song was so cathartic, it’s almost like I know whoIi am and why I am the way I am now. It’s not a thing to celebrate be a glass child, but it’s just like a self-acceptance anthem”.

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