Australian singer Grace brings us a sharp and sensual sound in the form of her debut single, ‘Pluto’. According to Grace, the single explores “the idea of being willing to sacrifice everything – your love, your control, the essence of your being – in desperation to satisfy an urge or craving.”
Grace’s smoked vocals, and the stripped back verses, create a sense of claustrophobia, but strangely one you don’t want to break out of. This may be due to the haunting hunger of the chorus which defines sexuality without being obviously promiscuous. The sharpness of the staccato verses provides a sci-fi backdrop which ties in with the accompanying video, in which we see Grace break out of isolation into a world which makes The Matrix seem hum-drum.
Grace succeeds in dismissing any conceived boundaries with ‘Pluto’, as it would feel just plain wrong to even try to attempt to stamp the single with one given genre. Though, it doesn’t seem that she deliberately set out to do this, she simply does so with an understated charm.
‘Pluto’ is out now, via Liberation Music – buy it here.