Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grace Acladna - Afterlife

Introducing 22-year-old London-based artist Grace Acladna, who writes and produces all her own music; fusing nu-soul, electronic, pop, jazz and a sprinkling of psychedelica. Grace's rich sound can be traced back to her families musical background. Egyptian Choir Mistresses, Bajan gospel singers and a lineage to Halim El-Dabh (her great great uncle is one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music - having composed the first piece of electronic tape music in 1944). Yesterday, Grace unveiled her impressive first single called "Afterlife", which also serves as the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP, Songs of the Subconsious due for release on September 14th via Hometown Records.

Speaking about the track, Acladna says:

"I like to explore moral conundrums and create tension by juxtaposing light, colourful music with a dark subject matter as I feel it is a great way of portraying the dysfunction of human nature. And that's what I tried to achieve through this song, a song that transported my imagination to another realm whilst having a very earthly subject. It's essentially a story of someone who wants to not have to worry about money and someone else who wants to end their life so they can be reunited with the one they love. And although one could empathise with these desires, are the right way forward?"

Listen to "Afterlife" below.

Premiere via The Line of Best Fit.

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