Grae gives a beautiful soliloquy to the meaning of family with her new video and song titled ‘Fade to Black’. Beautiful music and heartfelt lyrics are sung through the voice of an angel and the heart of a lion as Grae sonically shines rays of hope for those in similar situations to see and be guided by. This is the power of music.
About Grae & ‘Fade to Black’
Written from the perspective of Grae as a child, the track depicts how it feels to grow up with a parent suffering from alcohol dependency. Honest and poignant, the track is a personal and tender final piece revealed from her impressive debut EP ‘New Girl’
Speaking more on the track GRAE explained: “Growing up with a parent who was absolutely beautiful, talented, free-spirited, smart and so extremely loving and caring, but watching alcohol addiction take over her life.
When you’re a child, you don’t know what’s happening, you don’t know why you’re not enough to fix something. You don’t understand the complexity of situations and you think things can just go away. I didn’t understand my mom’s addiction. When you’re that young, you have so much innocence and you can only view things from one perspective which is your own. I remember at times I would get upset at my mom, for something I realized, later on, was far more intense then I‘d ever know, and I understand it now.
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This song is my real emotion, it describes real things that happened within that time and it was definitely difficult to write and record. My producer KYAN asked me one day about my childhood, and it turned into a huge therapy session, most of the things I said ended up being lyrics, that’s how we created this song together.
I hope Fade To Black can help those in similar situations feel less alone. When I was a child I felt like no one understood the things I was going through, but I want anyone who is going through it, to know that I understand.
I loved my mom so much, she always told me to create my life, follow my dreams. She was such a beautiful person, I can’t stress that enough. I definitely got my artistic side from her, 100% … she just suffered, she had demons she didn’t deserve. Fade To Black is the result of that time in my life, and funny enough, it’s my favorite song on the EP because it’s so real.”
In the run-up to the release of the four-track EP, Grae has received nods from the likes of Clash, Wonderland, Complex and a wealth of tastemaker press. Produced by UK based singer-songwriter KYAN, she has racked nearly 2million streams already. Expect infectious pop hooks, smokey vocals and an infusion of jazz, dousted in female empowerment. Keep all eyes on GRAE.