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Grace Ives brings a glass-half-full attitude to “Loose”

The new track is Ives’ first since 2019 and her debut release on her new label, True Panther/Harvest.

February 23, 2022
Grace Ives brings a glass-half-full attitude to “Loose” Photo by Logan White.  

Grace Ives' first studio album, 2nd, was by all measures an accomplished debut. But it's been radio silence from the Brooklyn singer-songwriter ever since, until today. Now, she's shared "Loose," her first release on True Panther/Harvest and a fully fledged return to form.

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Co-produced by Ives and Justin Raisen — who's worked with Yves Tumor and Charli XCX in the past — the new track is full of snappy drums, sweeping synths, and coy verses that explode into soaring chori. Lyrically, it tells a tale of perpetual loserdom, but its resilient tone is manifesting wins on the way.

“Living in a bed bug infested apartment, withdrawing from SSRIs, not sleeping," Ives writes, detailing her hobbies at the time of the song's inception, "there’s nowhere to go but up."

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"Loose" comes with a video that finds her dancing in a flower shop, standing strobe-lit against a red brick building, and belting her song from the open window of a speeding car with the vindictive joy of an underdog homecoming queen.

Watch it below.

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Grace Ives brings a glass-half-full attitude to “Loose”