Grace May Releases Debut Song “Quiet”
- New York-based Canadian singer-songwriter Grace May released her debut song “Quiet”.
According to her, R&B and Jazz influenced song was written after listening to Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and finding inspiration in an old quote from the artist.
“‘Quiet’ is about acknowledging that it still counts if your struggle is silent,” Grace May told Atwood Magazine. “That your pain, or what you’re going through doesn’t have to be ‘obvious’ for it to be real. “Quiet” is the anthem for the phrase ‘it’s OK not to be OK’ and if you’re in that place, it’s also okay to ask for help. This song means a lot to me because I was at my lowest when I wrote it. So it’s a very freeing, and beautiful feeling to know something good came out of that dark time. I hope by releasing “Quiet” it might speak to someone who’s going, or has gone, through something similar. Music gave me answers that no one could, and I’m just hopeful that this release does the same for someone who might be looking for answers too.”
- “I’m debuting this song because it’s me in my rawest form,” she explained. “My voice and a true story. Since it’s my first official release, I wanted to be as authentic as possible with my audience. I’m a feen for layers of background vocals and a full band, but I didn’t want to glamorize what I’d gone through, and what someone else might be going through. By debuting this, I hope people will come to know that struggling in silence because you don’t want to be a burden, is valid. And asking for help is too.”
- source : Atwood Magazine