Carter began penning songs of her own. Developing her original and profound sound that has gotten us here. Saving Grace is certainly an emotional and heartfelt project.
June 15th, 2018 has ushered in a plethora of new music. Not to be lost in the wave is Brighton based Grace Carter with her debut EP Saving Grace. Carter, who began singing in church choir as a child has cited influences such as Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill. After being gifted a guitar for her 13th birthday by her step father, Carter began penning songs of her own. Developing her original and profound sound that has gotten us here. Saving Grace is certainly an emotional and heartfelt project.
Carter has shared that title track "Saving Grace" is about the strong women in her life. The lyrics are candid and vulnerable. Carter talks about finding herself in a bad situation and how the saving grace in her life are the women who have stood by her. We love a tune about strong supportive women.
Second track, "Silhouette" is a heartbreakingly beautiful piano ballad. "Silhouette is a very personal song to me, I wrote it when I realised I would never be good enough for this person I wanted in me life so badly...lyrically it says everything I needed to say." (via instagram.)
"Ashes" is an intimate contemporary R&B song with a smooth percussion section and beautiful instrumental. "Ashes is a song I wrote about the frustration and the need to forget/get over someone but not really having the strength to do so yet" (via Instagram)
Last track "Half Of You" is another piano ballad. "I wrote this song about someone who should've been a part of my life but wasn't." (via instagram.) "Half Of You" is redeeming song, it sounds like learning to love yourself and finding your worth.
Saving Grace is a powerful passion filled project. While projecting themes of rejection, hurt, and feelings of inadequacy, Saving Grace is also an incredibly healing collection of very human feelings.