Grace May – Quiet (Review)


New York based, Toronto born R&B artist Grace May channels her artistry with neo soul esque vibes. After the success of single “High Tide” which released on Berklee Revelation Records, she’s back with her debut single, “Quiet”. She drew inspiration for ‘Quiet’ from Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ after releasing her power to channel her emotions into her own original music. Drawing influences from artists such as Lianne La Havas and H.E.R to name a couple, the latest single situates around a transforming melody that will leave you weak at the knees.

Narrating loneliness, the mix isn’t complex. Fitting around only vocals and guitar, it captures the isolation down to a tee. Minimalism and a jazz based structure compliments the simplistic atmosphere. Resonating through neo soul, the anthem is a silent awakening to the importance of simply acknowledging your struggles. Even if you keep your problems to yourself, if you accept them, that’s one step to getting better. When the light at the tunnel may not be in sight as of yet, it will and things do get better. Hearing an artist completely raw and in their element for their debut single is beauty in itself. Fantastic subject for the song to, I really feel it will help a lot of sufferers out there. Looking forward to hearing where Grace’s sound may take her with a full band.

Score: 4/5

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