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Allow us to introduce you to a future soulful star with bucket-loads of talent.
Prepare for some heavy hyphenation … London-born, Brighton-raised, twenty-year-old singer-songwriter Grace Carter.
Grace Carter has an uncanny ability to expose emotions in the listener and in herself through her captivating songs. With only a handful of singles released so far in her short career, it’s clear that Grace Carter is shaping up to be an absolute songwriting powerhouse.
She cites Nina Simone and Ms Lauryn Hill as early influencers, from what we’ve heard so far, Carter can draw you in with deeply meaningful and personal lyrics just like Simone and Hill have done throughout their careers. When you couple this high-stakes approach to the writing and production process, with Grace’s naturally spellbinding voice, the result is certainly worth hearing.
Check out “Silhouette” below:
Grace Carter has been big into music from a very young age, she was writing songs all through her school days and was performing her own material in public at the age of 14. She converted her bedroom into a makeshift studio, taught herself piano and attended music college. Even as a teenager it seemed as if a career in music was inevitable.
In 2017, a 19-year-old Grace grabbed all the right people’s attention with her stunning singing voice and heartfelt songs. The maturity she displayed musically at such a young age was more than enough reason for the crowd who manage Dua Lipa to sign her up.
Since then Carter supported the aforementioned mighty Dua Lipa on her UK tour. She also landed UK tour support slots with Dermot Kennedy, Rag N Bone Man and Mabel. Grace took these opportunities and left crowds in big rooms (Brixton Academy, Alley Palley etc.) wanting more.
In terms of her own fanbase – the streaming numbers speak for themselves, Grace had only released three singles and had already broken 10 million streams on Spotify early this year. Her EP drops soon and we’ve no doubt it’ll be amazing.
“Silence” has over six and a half million streams on Spotify
Check out the stunning Colours performance of “Ashes” below:
Where can I see her live?
Grace Carter is playing her biggest ever headline show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in June.
Grace Carter will also be at The Great Escape in May, for tickets to this and all future Grace Carter shows head here: ticketweb.co.uk/gracecarter