Serene and reverberant Grace May releases her new single entitled “Quiet.” The stunning release details a sense of loneliness. It’s a recognizable feeling of not wanting to burden friends and family with your worries so you struggle in silence. Showcasing a captivating prowess and compelling soulful vocals, the R&B/neo-soul artist pulls her inspiration from the culture and creativity of her surroundings.
The track was written after listening to Joni Mitchell’s "Both Sides Now." May was inspired by the songstress and dug into old interviews where she was left in awe of Mitchell’s quote, “If you listen to the music and you see me, you’re not getting anything out of it. If you listen to that music and you see yourself… now you’re getting something out of it.”
Toronto-born and New York-based, May channels the energy from the second most diverse city in the world, ultimately amplifying her passion for music and driving her artistry. After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, May gained extensive experience as a background vocalist and honed in on her songwriting ability. Now in New York City, she continues to shine, affording listeners with flawless falsetto and dazzling melodic soundscapes. Finding influences from Lianne La Havas, Emily King and H.E.R., May seeks to craft a similar essence of radiating rhythms and emotive vocal tone. “There are a million directions you can go with music, which is wonderful and daunting,” she confides.
With the hope to help others going through a similar feeling of isolation, May wants to relay to others that even if you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, things will in time get better and to never be scared to talk to someone. Continuing on her musical journey as she takes a simplistic approach, “Quiet” is currently available worldwide.