Following on from her debut album Places to Never Return to and her first EP, How to Fall in Love with the Concept of Forgetting – both released last year, Boston singer-songwriter Moni Grace returns with a new single, The Chase, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today.
Of the track, Moni told us “Spring of 2019 I got out of a severely toxic, four year long relationship. My ex had been cheating on me for close to 3 months before I ended it/found out. The day after we broke up, I wrote this song. I wrote it with the intent not to bash other people, but to merely remind myself and others to not let any abuser, any experience or trauma— literally anything take you away from your power. Your power being your voice; never be afraid to stand up and speak out. Don’t let anyone suppress it. That’s what this song is about. Fun Fact: my ex tried to bring me to court because of this song. I ended up singing it (the full song), during the hearing in front of the judge and everyone. It was honestly the most iconic part of my career yet. Nothing came of it because there’s nothing illegal about it, or wrong with it. Just another straight white male attempting to silence a woman of color expressing herself and attempting to heal and find her voice again.”
The Chase is this theatrical slice of pop/rock, coloured by country rock guitar licks and this driving rhythm section. Moni’s vocal shines through on the track, as does her anger as she cleanses herself of the toxic relationship that inspired it.
Check it out, here