Fresh off the back of supporting Haim, Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith, Mabel, Dermot Kennedy + Rag N Bone Man on their recent UK and European tour (with shows at Alexandra Palace and Brixton Academy), rising star Grace Carter shares her emotionally charged new track ‘Why Her Not Me’.
As with all Grace’s songs ‘Why Her Not Me’ strikes the listener to the core. Although it’s message could be universal, the meaning behind it is in fact much more personal. ‘Why Her Not Me’ tackles the notion of jealousy and abandonment Grace felt for her father, who’s lack of presence in her early life inspires a lot of her music. Grace sees her music as letters she never got to write and everything she wanted to say but never could until now.
The London born, Brighton raised singer has been growing from strength to strength, having released her 4-track debut EP ‘Saving Grace’ featuring ‘Half of You’, an honest and touching song about feeling incomplete, ‘Saving Grace’ a track dedicated to the women in her life, the Mike Dean (Kanye West, Beyoncé) produced ‘Ashes’ and the heart wrenching piano ballad ‘Silhouette’.
Grace grew up in Brighton listening to the likes of Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, which is evident in her powerful songwriting, which shows emotional and musical maturity. She began songwriting during her school days, and at the age of fourteen was already performing her own material in public. One year later, Grace had converted her bedroom into a makeshift recording studio and when she reached Music College she taught herself the piano by watching YouTube videos.
Grace has sold out her first solo show at London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen and has recently announced a headline show at Village Underground on 29thOctober. Armed with emotionally exposing songs and a once-seen-never-forgotten live presence, 2018 looks set to be Grace’s breakout year.
Upcoming Grace Carter Live Dates
22nd October – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
25th October – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
27th October – Chapel, Leeds
29th October – Village Underground, London (HEADLINE SHOW)