Humberside singer-songwriter longs for the joys of summer and new adventure

Grace Christiansen / Summertime - artwork

Release Date 17th Sept

“A very talented musician & multi-instrumentalist” Alan Raw / BBC Introducing

“Hull’s answer to Lucy Rose” Hull Daily Mail

Having been discovered by local talent guru & BBC Radio Humberside presenter Alan Raw when she attended a BBC Introducing Live Masterclass, Beverley born singer-songwriter Grace Christiansen now releases her new single Summertime – a beautifully textured & mesmeric song about wanting it to be summer and the life-affirming feelings of joy associated with that thought.

Recorded at Hull’s Tyrannosaur Paddock & produced by Dan Spooner (Jack Conman, Alice Clayton) all instruments on Summertime are played by Grace, who explains how the record came about: “The song’s about wanting it to be summer. I had a holiday booked with my partner when I wrote it at my kitchen table in mid-winter. The weather was pretty awful & I closed my eyes & pictured being on a beach with nothing else to do. Everything’s so much better when the sun’s shining & you have an ice cream in your hand! Even though I wrote this song before the pandemic, the lyrics have become more relevant since & now I so want to go on adventures again & see the world”.

Having been taught guitar by her grandfather, Grace then taught herself keyboards & started writing her own songs at the age of 13. Taking inspiration from Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Rose & Maggie Rogers, Grace creates an uplifting yet dreamy sound with elements of indie, folk, pop & some country in there too. At 4ft 11″ Grace is also keen to point out that her guitar; a beloved Gretch Rancher Falcon is almost as big as her!

She drinks Yorkshire tea while on stage, which along with the rich sound of her guitar creates a chilled & dreamy atmosphere at her gigs. Before lockdown, Grace performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SHE Festival & her local Humber Street Sesh. Since things have started to open up again, she’s been eager to perform her new material & has recently played Humberside’s East Park Feastival and Cottingham Fringe with more gigs being sorted as we speak. The sun is shining bright on this new breakthrough talent & the livin’ is easy (as they say). Be sure to follow Grace on social media for updates on future releases & news of upcoming gigs.

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