18-year-old newcomer Valencia Grace reveals a new stunning debut single ‘It Was You’ featured along with an official video
The British debutant is already gifted with songwriting and vocal qualities beyond her young years. Listeners are promised a timeless sound with a contemporary twist, making Valencia’s music feel instantly important.
Speaking about the song’s personal meaning, Valencia added “This song is about me having the final say in a situation that I had no control over. Every time you write a song you compartmentalise your trauma and turn it into something beautiful that helps you understand it. I love that about music.”
The new single “It Was You” by Valencia Grace, is a strikingly raw body of work about a dark moment that she experienced in her earlier teens. It was composed on the piano at her grandmother’s house but is today performed over a hushed guitar and tender, yearning strings. Valencia’s voice trembles with the burden of emotion as she opens the track: “The lights proved that you lost all reflection/ Goodbye to all the sorrow misperceptions.” At the song’s close, the instrumentation is pared back to just the delicately picked guitar and her voice, before everything fades.
Valencia recently moved to London via Pool in Dorset, UK. The richness from her journey is evident in her music, amassing a bank of eclectic and equally poignant songs that she will release leading into a project later this year.