GRACEY shares her cover of The Pretenders’ ‘2000 Miles’ as a surprise Christmas gift for her fans. Co-produced by GRACEY as well as Cameron Gower Poole, William Bowerman, and Alex Lanyon, the track is released today after GRACEY teased a cover of it last year on her social media. The track follows her recent EP Fragile, which includes singles ‘What A Waste’ and ‘Sad Song’, which was premiered in its original form by Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1, plus ‘the internet’ and ‘Can’t Be Friends’. Fragile explores heartbreak and sadness in a way only GRACEY can do: marrying instant earworms with striking vulnerability. GRACEY also recently released an acoustic version of Fragile, showcasing her songs in a new, stripped back light.
Speaking about ‘2000 Miles’, GRACEY explains, “2000 Miles is a family favourite in my household and it always reminds me of my dad when I hear it as he was the first to play it to me. After posting a cover of it towards the end of the holidays last year, I decided I wanted to dive into reworking and releasing it properly for Christmas 2021. It was so wicked to make as I could just dive into the production and try out loads of different ideas. I always say the voice is my favourite instrument, so almost the entire track is built from the voice, with a bass and synth weaving in and out occasionally! I hope it’ll get everyone in the Christmas spirit this year, from my household to yours.”
Earlier this year, GRACEY released single ‘Got You Covered’, which saw her reunite with the most in demand writer/producer in the country Billen Ted. GRACEY and Billen Ted’s previous single, their top 10 hit ‘Don’t Need Love’ with 220KID was nominated for Best British Single at the BRIT Awards 2021 last month – scoring GRACEY’s first ever nomination.
2020 saw GRACEY confidently emerge as one of the most talked about and successful new British artists. Not only did she release a string of brilliantly relatable and catchy-as-hell pop gems, but the 22-year-old Brighton born star scored her first ever Top 10 single in the UK charts with the Platinum single ‘Don’t Need Love’ (also with Billen Ted as well as 220Kid), and a viral trend on TikTok, where her ‘Alone In My Room (Gone)’ became a certified lockdown anthem. She was also playlisted for the first time on BBC Radio 1, hit well over 100m streams, and released her debut mini-album, The Art Of Closure, the sound of a fiercely talented new popstar firmly in control of her ascent, celebrating everything she has achieved so far and looking forward to her brilliantly beckoning future. Since then, things have continued to snowball – she has been nominated for a BRIT Award for Best British Single, worked with some of the biggest names in pop in the UK, and won praise from the likes of The Face, i-D, The Guardian, Sunday Times Culture, NME, Billboard and more, firmly cementing her place as one of the UK’s brightest pop stars. Her EP, Fragile, is yet another collection of immaculate pop songs, which also happens to be GRACEY’s most personal, vulnerable work yet.