We’ve already been highly impressed by GRXCE‘s earlier releases ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Family Traditions’ and the new single ‘Wasted On You’ is clear proof of the band’s sustainable creative forces. Singer Jamila Grace’s vocals are soft wry and exhibit a range bigger than the Himalayas. There is an element of restraint and the dappling instrumentation flows underneath the vocals, creating a cinematic force.
Grace says of the track:
‘Wasted on You’ is about unconsciously waiting for someone to come back for you and how isolating that feeling is. I was seeing someone who kept swearing the timing wasn’t right and I told myself that I wouldn’t wait for him and I would move on, but then I was kinda paralysed. Without even trying I was turning down advances from other people, isolating myself, staying in his peripheral in case he changed his mind. It put me in this weird stalemate where I didn’t really know who I was if I didn’t want him.
The sense of frustration seeps into the epic delivery and there is a steely spine to the exuberant pop melodies:
‘Wasted On You’ is out now and available to download and stream here.
GRXCE will be supporting Adam Newling, Sly Withers and The Rions in June, with three Queensland headline show dates scheduled for July – tickets on sale now.
2nd June – Metro Social, Sydney (supporting Adam Newling)
3rd June – The Northern, Byron Bay (supporting Sly Withers)
8th June – The Lansdowne, Sydney (supporting The Rions)
GRXCE’S QLD TAKEOVER TOUR
6 July – Tom Cat, Brisbane
7 July – Burleigh Town Hotel, Gold Coast
8 July – TBC
Feature photograph: Sammy Lee