- Words Notion Staff
Listen to Valencia Grace's moving debut single below, and enjoy a gallery of a day in her life.
A debut single is a formative point for an artist – it’s a chance to make the world sit up and take notice of who you are and what you can offer. Valencia Grace has certainly risen to that challenge, making her entrance onto the scene with the assured confidence of someone well beyond her 18 years.
Grace has turned the often challenging experiences of her teenage years into moving and deeply felt art that is entirely stripped of any unnecessary extra accoutrements. Her debut single, “It Was You”, puts everything into the power of Grace’s voice and the thoughtfulness of her songwriting, and the result is a song that quietly builds up a truly impressive effect by the end.
Recorded at her grandmother’s house, it’s a song that announces Grace as a genuine observer of both her own tumultuous emotions and how they relate to the world around her – there’s plenty of promise to come in this newcomer, who is now based in London.
On the song, she says, “This song is about me having the final say in a situation that I had no control over. Every time you write a song you compartmentalise your trauma and turn it into something beautiful that helps you understand it. I love that about music.”
Dive into the track below, and enjoy a gallery of what Valencia gets up to in a day.