SOUNDS WRITE

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IF you’re not yet fa­mil­iar with the name Isaac Gra­cie, rest as­sured you likely soon will be! For this 23-year-old Lon­doner and for­mer cho­ris­ter is set to be one of the big break­through artists of the year.

The singer has just re­leased his ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated, and al­ready crit­i­cally lauded, de­but al­bum and is cur­rently in the middle of his big­gest UK tour to date.

Gra­cie’s self-ti­tled al­bum is re­leased through Vir­gin EMI and was largely pro­duced by Markus Dravs at RAK Stu­dios in Lon­don.

It fea­tures eleven tracks, in­clud­ing the re­cent sin­gles Ter­ri­fied and The Death Of You & I, as well as the lat­est sin­gle Last Words - the orig­i­nal demo of which acted as the very first in­tro­duc­tion to Gra­cie’s mu­sic.

Speak­ing about his de­but long-player, Gra­cie says: “Over the course of the two years it took to com­plete this record, I learnt more about my­self and about mu­sic than I had in the en­tirety of my prior life.

“It was the big­gest test I’ve ever un­der­taken and a wind­ing jour­ney that I won’t for­get.

“To now have the record as a phys­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a heavy and for­ma­tive time in my life, that can be traced and re-re­mem­bered through lis­ten­ing to it, is an awe­some and unique re­ward for the time and ef­fort and love that was spent on it.”

Isaac Gra­cie has been find­ing his feet, work­ing out who he is and dis­cov­er­ing what he wants since the in­dus­try spot­light first fell on him.

The fuss was caused by a dusty sound­ing, care­worn home record­ing of Last Words that was up­loaded on­line with­out ex­pec­ta­tion and an­tic­i­pa­tion of what might fol­low.

The voice be­hind it, and what a voice it is, was com­pletely new to the premise of where writ­ing a great song might lead him.

Even now Gra­cie will tell you that he’s still slowly work­ing it all out, but this de­but col­lec­tion sounds as fully re­alised and con­fi­dent as any of re­cent mem­ory.

It’s full of deeply soul-search­ing, po­etic and re­flec­tive songs and tunes that get quickly em­bed­ded in your sub-con­scious.

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