Singer and songwriter Grace Davies kicks off with her brand new second EP ‘i wonder if you wonder’
This follow-up collection comprises Grace’s popular recent releases; ‘i met a boy online’, ‘testosterone’, ‘toothbrush, ‘used to you’, and most recently ‘roots’ which hit an impressive #3 in the UK iTunes Singles Chart along with entering the Official Chart Company Top 100 and the UK Big Top 40, as well as plays on BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, Heart and Capital FM.
Whilst lyrically the collection tells a story, it also carries a message of Grace’s growth and strength over the last year, as she’s embarked on releasing under her own musical direction and retaining full creative control. Grace has co-production credits across the EP, further showcasing her undeniable passion and love for the music she makes. ‘i wonder if you wonder’ is the epitome of rawness and honesty, something Grace is proud to display to her dedicated fans.
Grace says: “The songs are the six stages of a relationship going wrong; I’m looking for love, finding it, losing it. The EP captures my many emotions – happy, sad, angry, upset, feeling lost, grief. I get progressively worse until I finally reach the ‘fuck you’ stage. Hahaha!” She goes on to say: “The concept came after the songs, which were written a few years apart. I realised that if I put them in a particular order, they would tell a story, but really they’re just ballads about my still tragic life.”
about the tracks she says: “‘somebody’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written,” says Grace. “I’ve loved Frances as an artist since I was in my teens – her song ‘Grow’ was an inspiration for ‘roots’. At our first session together we wrote ‘somebody’ and I’ve longed to put it out ever since.”
‘i met a boy online’ was not initially intended for the EP, however, when Grace began posting about the song on TikTok, it blew up and gained an impressive view count of over 1.5M, leaving her with no choice but to add it to the collection. It subsequently was featured on MTV’s new series of Catfish UK.
Every day since her fans – millions of whom have viewed her viral audition video on Facebook – begged her to release the song, which she finally did just last month. The reaction was incredible, with the track charting instantly. The heart-rending strings on the song were arranged and recorded by widely praised film composer Sally Herbert, who also provided the arrangement on ‘somebody’.
‘testosterone’ was written by Grace’s teen idol Lauren Aquilina, with whom she worked on ‘Friends With The Tragic’, and Pete Rycroft, aka Lostboy (Rita Ora, Griff, Tom Grennan). Pete went on to produce the track for Grace. The beautiful, woozy song, about infidelity, was bagged by Grace when she heard it and fell in love with it; with Lauren and Pete delighted it would find its place on the EP.
Closing the EP comes witty heartbreaker ‘toothbrush’, a real-life tale of moving on by throwing out an ex’s possessions. This up-tempo, liberating track enriches Grace’s signature sound of utter pop perfection.
Grace recently featured as a guest and performer for “The Guilty Feminist” podcast and has gained support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1’s DJ, Danny Howard. Grace has established herself to be an all-encompassing musician and a serious talent to watch, expect more from the fearless young pop artist as she continues to produce and release undeniable chart hits.