Singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams is ready to take the world by storm. She was recently named ‘Artist to Watch’ by Pigeons & Planes and Idolator, as well as one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK – and she has Joni Mitchell to thank.
“Her lyricism is very much what compelled me to start writing when I was eight, which is also when I started playing piano,” says Abrams, who lists Tyler, The Creator, Carole King, and The 1975 among her other major influences.
Over the years, she has shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 250,000 followers on Instagram even before releasing her first song! She finally made her debut with the release of her first single, ‘Mean It’ last fall.
In April 2020, Abrams premiered an emotional new single called ‘I miss you, I’m sorry’. The track was written by Abrams, alongside Blake Slatkin and Sarah Aarons showcasing the 20-year-old artist’s understated yet powerful song writing and haunting vocals.
As the slow-burning epic builds to a beautiful crescendo – its intensity amplified by a lush string arrangement and gently layered vocals – Abrams’s fine-spun lyrics perfectly capture the cruel confusion of heartbreak.
Give it a listen here!