Emerging songwriter Gracie Abrams has premiered an emotionally potent new single called “I miss you, I’m sorry.” The gorgeously textured track was written by Abrams, with Blake Slatkin and Sarah Aarons, and showcases the 20-year-old artist’s understated yet powerful songwriting and quietly commanding voice. As the slow-burning epic builds to a beautiful crescendo — its intensity amplified by a lush string arrangement and gently layered vocals — Abrams’s fine-spun lyrics perfectly capture the cruel confusion of heartbreak.
Produced by Slatkin “I miss you, I’m sorry” follows Abrams’s recent single “21” (a February release produced by Joel Little). Accompanied by a captivating acoustic video, “21” earned praise from sites like Ones To Watch, who noted that “[a]n artist like Gracie Abrams comes around once in a blue moon.” Abrams kicked off 2020 with the release of “Stay” whose video quickly drew acclaim from tastemakers like The FADER who noted her “delicate voice and warm songwriting abilities.”
Recently named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes and Idolator, and one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK, Abrams — who considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost — fell in love with Joni Mitchell as a kid. “Her lyricism is very much what compelled me to start writing when I was eight, which is also when I started playing piano,” says Abrams, who lists Tyler, The Creator, Carole King, and The 1975 among her other major influences. Over the years, she’s shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 250k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first song. Last fall, Abrams made her official debut with the release of “Mean It” — an intensely vulnerable track.
Gracie Abrams “I miss you, I’m sorry” eSingle