A former X Factor contestant from Blackburn is releasing her brand new EP today (November 26) – and it’s about to take you on an unfiltered journey from hope to grief.
The EP follows the success of Grace Davies’ original song, “roots”, which hit the UK’s Top 40 music charts after its October release.
The six-song EP is a personal collection of tracks marking Grace’s amazing progress since she embraced the path to release independently.
It carries a message about Grace’s growth and strength over the past year, as she embarked on the release under her own musical direction and retaining full creative control.
“I wonder if you are wondering” is the epitome of rawness and honesty, something Grace is proud to show her dedicated fans.
Speaking about her EP, Grace said, “Songs are the six stages of a relationship going awry; I look for love, I find it, I lose it.
“The EP captures my many emotions – happy, sad, angry, upset, feeling lost, grief. I gradually get worse until I finally hit the ‘f *** you’ stage.
“The concept came after the songs, which were written a few years apart. I realized that if I put them in a particular order they would tell a story, but in reality these are just ballads about my still tragic life.
There are six songs in total on the EP including: Someone, I Met a Boy Online, Roots, Testosterone, Used to You, and Toothbrush.
‘somebody’ is the opening of the EP and the last track to be released. This is a mind-blowing classic piano ballad about preparing for love, which dates back to 2018 and was written alongside collaborators Frances (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry) and Jin-Jin (Jess Glynne, RAYE ).
Grace, 24, said: “’Somebody’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written.
“I’ve loved Frances as an artist since I was a teenager – her song ‘Grow’ was an inspiration for ‘roots’. On our first session together we wrote ‘someone’ and I’ve always wanted to release it ever since.
“I Met a Boy Online” is about a time when Grace felt lonely, isolated and lonely in London and dipped her toe into the world of online dating.
It wasn’t originally intended for EP, but when Grace, a former student of St Leonard’s CE Elementary School, started posting about the song on TikTok, it exploded and gained an impressive number of views over. of 1.5 million, leaving him no choice but to add to the collection.
It was then featured in MTV’s new Catfish UK series.
I wrote a song about online dating while in lockdown … does anyone identify themselves? ## fyp ## foryou ## onlinedating ## songwriter
i met a boy online_grace davies – grace davies
(Credit: Tik Tok / @ itsgracedavies)
“roots” was written entirely by Grace, and she performed the track for her X Factor audition in 2017.
Every day since then, her fans – millions of whom have watched her viral audition video on Facebook – begged her to release the song, which she finally did last month. The reaction was incredible, with the layout of the track instantly.
“roots” was also widely used as a romantic wedding song, something that overwhelmed Grace.
2 DAYS since I played it on the show you have taken some “roots” and it has become your song 👰🏻♀️ as a songwriter, to think that you created something that the people connect to the point where it’s the soundtrack of some of the most special and emotional moments of their lives are just… wow ❤️ pic.twitter.com/758ssqFwbC
– grace davies (@gracedavies) November 24, 2021
She said: “Since I played it on the show, you took ‘roots’ and it became your song.
“As a songwriter, to think you’ve created something that people connect with to the point where it’s the soundtrack to some of the most special and emotional moments of their lives is just… wow. ”
“Testosterone” was the EP’s first official single in March 2021. The song was written by teenage idol Grace Lauren Aquilina, with whom she worked on “Friends with the tragic ‘, and Pete Rycroft, aka Lostboy (Rita Ora, Griff, Tom Grennan).
“used to you” could be interpreted as a song with lyrics suitable for a breakup, but that wasn’t quite what Grace had in mind when she was composing the song.
“Used to you” is actually about the collapse of her old label SYCO, the lyrics recounting how overwhelmed she felt when she received that dreaded phone call in 2020.
The EP closing comes with a witty ‘toothbrush’, a real story of moving on with throwing away an ex’s possessions. This fast and liberating tempo enriches Grace’s signature sound with perfect pop perfection.
“I call it my ballad EP,” Grace says. “It takes me back to my roots, but with all the experience I got from being on X Factor, playing big gigs, releasing records and working with so many great creatives.
“As cheesy as it sounds, I know the girl who wrote ‘roots’ would be really proud of this EP and everything she’s accomplished.”
“Wonder if you’re wondering” is now available to buy and stream now through Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Grace’s official store: https://lnk.to/iwonderifyouwonder