Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist GRAE, will release her debut album Whiplash on April 15th via AWAL. The full-length was produced by Connor Seidel and co-written with Willa Milner. Today, she has shared the album track “Forget You,” which follows previous singles “Room In The Desert, and “Like You.”
“Forget You” sees GRAE tell a tale of a romantic relationship that no longer serves her best interests; “‘Forget You’ was written when I finally decided to let go of a relationship I romanticized. This person no longer served me, yet I still found myself caught up in the nostalgia of it all, looking back on our time spent together with rose-coloured glasses. Whenever I tried to move on, I still thought about them. We always found our way back to each other and it never ended well. They weren’t good for me and had bad habits. I made their issues my own, tried to fix them, tried to be their savior. They held me back from pursuing new relationships and exploring new things. This song was therapeutic and emotional for me to write. A release of all these emotions I had been feeling for years. I felt sad writing it because as much as I knew I had to let them go, a part of me didn’t want to, but this song is goodbye to them and our failed attempt at love.”
The new track follows ‘Room In The Desert’, which was released at the start of 2022, and heavily inspired by Cocteau Twins’ 1990 track “Cherry-coloured Funk.” The impact behind the band’s enigmatic lyrics led to GRAE crafting her own sonically trippy endeavor where people could find their own meaning behind her song’s ambiguous undertaking. Directed by Gemma Warren, the ‘Room In The Desert’ visuals serve as a hallucinatory fantasy with real creatures such as a snake, tarantula and parrot appearing in the clip.
GRAE has been writing music since the age of 10. After her mother passed away when she was young, she and her father used music as a way to bond. He bought a record player and the pair would listen to a new vinyl every day, broadening her musical horizons. When the vinyl player was silent, ‘80s music channels often flickered in the background. Her influences are deeply rooted in ‘80s new wave from The Cure to Joy Division.
5. Forget You
6. No Lovey Dovey
7. Outta This World
8. Room In The Desert
9. Like You
10. How Very Dare You
11. Don’t Know To Girlfriend
Pre-Order Whiplash by GRAE HERE