Americana singer-songwriter Grace Clark released her debut EP on Friday April 5 at an intimate show in Denver, Colorado. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York at Clevidence Studios and produced by Mike Robinson, the album creates a moving personal statement both lyrically and musically. The five tracks that comprise the EP showcase Clark’s wide array of musical influences, while showcasing her raw and relatable lyrics and pitch-perfect vocals. Featured musicians on the release include Mike Robinson, Alex Hargreaves, John Fatum, Joe D’Esposito, Dave Speranza and Alec Spiegelman.
The album builds on a variety of themes, from the unanswered questions at the end of a relationship, to the tragedy and heartbreak of losing someone close to your heart. Clark’s delivery is warm and bright, like a close friend, evoking a feeling of deep connection to the songs and the listener.
“The five songs on this EP are my outlet and my therapy,” says Clark. “All of these tunes are about experiencing heartbreak in some way or another. I found writing these songs to be the only way I could release that ache and fully let go.”
The first song on the album, “Tell Me” is a lyrical beauty — written about the unknown pieces left after a relationship ends. The pedal steel and acoustic guitar blend to a gorgeous crescendo at the build with drums and a full band sound.
In her own words:
“I think of of the most painful parts of a break up are all the questions we have after the fact, and the heartbreaking realization that many of us will never get an answer or be satisfied with the answer we do get. In this song, I tried to capture the widerange of emotions we go through when we end a relationship. Sadness, longing, anger, devastating heartbreak with a hint of acceptance were all feelings I revisited when writing.”