GRAE is definitely an artist to watch. Her hazy pop sound is immediately hypnotizing, and her new song "Room In The Desert" is the perfect example.
A haunting intro sets the scene; soft vocals and cosmic guitars beautifully set up GRAE's world. Her voice sleepily drifts over the chilling instrumentation bringing a sense of intimacy and adding to the atmospheric production. The nonsensical lyrics all flow together in a stream of consciousness. She explains in a recent press release, "At the time of writing, it had no real meaning, which was the intention, but now I actually find meaning in it which is interesting."
The video adds to the mystique, directed by Gemma Warren, the visuals depict a hallucination in the desert, a psychedelic scene that matches the cinematic sounds. GRAE drifts in and out of frame, bathed in red light, adding to the drama. This song serves as a teaser for her debut album, Whiplash, out on April 15th, 2022, and it sets the stage perfectly.
GRAE has been writing music since she was ten. After her mother passed away when she was young, her father used music as a way to bond with her. The influence of those records serve as the inspiration for her unique sound. Her 2020 EP, Permanent Maniac, garnered over 5 million streams to date and she just keeps growing.