TUNE Grace Gillespie - I'm Your Man
releases new single 'I’m Your Man’
from forthcoming EP ‘Pretending’
- funded by PRS for Music Foundation Women Make Music Fund -
“Gillespie’s debut two songs ‘Restoration’ and ‘Everything (Nothing)’ are gems to behold - the kind that reveal themselves with each listen… [A]s heartrending as anything made in Bon Iver’s infamous cabin - but as self-assured as early Laura Marling.” - NME
Grace Gillespie is a London-based artist and producer originally from Devon, who spent much of 2017 touring as part of the live line-up for 4AD’s Pixx. Her early demo of ‘Restoration’ saw her tipped to Q Magazine by Newton Faulkner and brought her to the attention of Newcastle-based artist management company and independent label Kaleidoscope, who worked with her to produce her first solo releases in 2018. Her sound takes influences from the folk, psych and dream-pop traditions, providing a backdrop to her intriguing vocal melodies, shifting harmonies and introspective lyricism. Her first two singles found their way onto Spotify’s ‘Fresh Folk’ playlist and received extensive support from Apple Music, appearing on their ‘A-List’ and ‘Best of the Week’ playlists, as well as backing from NME, Crack In The Road and The Wild Honey Pie. In December 2018, Grace was awarded funding from PRS for Music Foundation (Women Make Music Fund) to complete work on her debut EP.
About the new single ‘I’m Your Man’, Grace says:
“I wrote this track when I was trying to find a job in London. I’d been devoting so much time to music, it kind-of disqualified me from being ‘useful' to the world. I was searching through job adverts looking for someone ‘enthusiastic, energetic and organised’ thinking that perhaps they are not looking for a pyjama clad, songwriter living in a fictional apocalyptic world! Anyway, I could imagine an interview scenario where I was dressed up very sharply and was selling myself in an Elvis voice: “Hey baby, are you looking for the kind of girl…” and then I’m shaking all their hands: look no further 'I'm Your Man'.”
Grace Gillespie performed for Record Store Day on 13th April with James Morrison at Dingwall’s, Camden, at WMN Festival in Newcastle on 26th April and at Tipping Point Live Festival on 22nd June.
For more information on Grace Gillespie please visit www.gracegillespie.co.uk.