If you're gonna be a new singer-songwriter in the here and now, when at least half of the world's population identities as a new singer-songwriter, you need something—anything!—to help you stand out from the very crowded crowd. Grace, a new artist from Perth, Australia, has a big voice and stirring lyrics about fighting 'til the fever fades, but she also has TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek on side. He produced Grace's debut single, "Pluto," which manages the neat trick of going from understated to ginormous without breaking so much as a sweat. "'Pluto' is about being willing to sacrifice everything—your love, your control, the essence of your being—in desperation to satisfy an urge or craving," Grace told The FADER. "It's about giving in to temptation and welcoming defeat. That's partly why I reference Garden of Eden imagery—the temptation of wanting something off limits, fighting the urge and then giving in, swimming within the chaos because it's worth it."
October 14, 2014