Grace Cummings Debuts “A Precious Thing”

Grace Cummings Debuts new single "A Precious Thing"
Grace Cummings photo Credit: Brendan Frost

Grace Cummings has released “A Precious Thing” a track off her forthcoming Jonathan Wilson-produced album Ramona, available April 5th via ATO Records (Friko, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard). On “A Precious Thing,” Cummings’ voice shapeshifts from delicate to furious to utterly shattered, channeling the sublime devastation at the heart of her lyrics (“Love is just a thing/That I’m trying to live without/And oh, what a precious thing/But it’s nothing I care about”). The beautiful track comes with an equally stunning music video that features Grace bathed in sunlight, trapezing through open fields. This spring, Grace will be embarking on a U.S. tour that kicks off in May with stops in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Brooklyn and more along with her debut at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta.

Of the song, Grace says, “I wrote this song on Christmas Eve in 2022. I think it’s pretty self explanatory. This song used to feature the screech of an eagle. We decided to take that part out and replace it with a Timpani.”

In January Grace unveiled the first track from Ramona – “On And On”- along with a hauntingly beautiful video and, just last month, revealed a charming visualizer for the track “Common Man.” Just weeks ago Grace released the title track “Ramona.”

“I wrote that at a time when I wasn’t doing well and had the sense that other people saw me as a weak little bird,” says Cummings, who mined inspiration from Bob Dylan’s 1964 song “To Ramona.” “I didn’t want to be myself so I decided to be Ramona instead, full of intensity and melodrama. For me there’s a lot of safety in putting on a costume or a mask; sometimes it feels like the only way to express any true honesty or vulnerability.”

Grace Cummings 2024 Tour Dates

Wed May 1 – Gold Diggers – Los Angeles, CA
Sat May 4 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
Sun May 5 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro, NC
Tue May 7 – DC9 – Washington, DC
Wed May 8 – Arden Gild Hall – Wilmington, DE
Thu May 9 – Public Records – Brooklyn, NY
Wed May 15 – Forest National – Brussels Belgium *
Thu May 16 – Stadthalle – Offenbach, Germany *
Sat May 18 – Forum Karlin – Prague, Czechia *
Sun May 19 – Arena Wien – Vienna, Austria *
Mon May 20 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany *
Tue May 21 – Kantine am Berghain – Berlin, Germany
Thu May 23 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Fri May 24 – The Lexington – London, United Kingdom
Sat May 25 – Wide Awake – London, United Kingdom
Sun May 26 – Olympia – Liverpool, United Kingdom *
Mon May 27 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, United Kingdom *
Wed May 29 – Civic Halls – Wolverhampton, United Kingdom *
Thu May 30 – Bristol Beacon – Bristol, United Kingdom *
Fri May 31 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, United Kingdom *
Sun Jun 2 – Maifeld Derby – Mannheim, Germany
Mon Jun 3 – Import Export – Munich, Germany
Tue Jun 4 – Unaltrofestival @ Circolo Magnolia – Milan, Italy *
Fri Jun 7 – La Boule Noire – Paris, France
Sat Jun 8 – Best Kept Secret – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Wed Jun 12 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway

*with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Pre-order Ramona by Grace Cummings HERE


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