Eora/Sydney band GRXCE return with the anthemic ‘Everything I Wanted’ – a yearning anthemic pop treat that exemplifies this band’s capacity for writing widescreen cinematic songs that are finally crafted and infectious. There is a detectable antipodean vernacular and delivery from singer Jamila Grace that adds a certain luster to the song, and an instrumentation that is imposing and vast like the interior of a cathedral.
We have covered this band since its debut single last year and the strength and quality of their singles just continues to develop exponentially – a subtle mix of grunge and pop with a horizon wider than the Simpson Desert and a ceiling higher than sky at night.
The song deals with difficult life choices. Grace says:
‘Everything I Wanted’ depicts the catastrophisation of the future and the different paths life can take both you and the people around you. When I wrote this track I was very much grappling with how I pictured my life evolving overtime and my limitations I felt were imposed on me as a woman when choosing my career as a priority over the usual expectations to be a partner, or a mother, or a wife.
Produced by GRXCE’s own Alex Berger and Jackson Barclay (Vera Blue), with mastering by Trent Dobson (Lucas Day), ‘Everything I Wanted’ marks a significant milestone for GRXCE as they take the lead on both the creative and production aspects of their music.
We tracked all the instrumental and vocal parts in Alex’s home studio in his bedroom in Camperdown over the course of a few weeks. In between sessions we had zoom calls with Jackson to hear feedback and discuss the track before jumping back in.
Finally we travelled up to Gosford and spent a day in Jackson’s home studio to put the finishing touches on the song.
The result is something quite special:
“Everything I Wanted’ is out now and available to download and stream here.
You can catch GRXCE on tour – more detail here.
GRXCE – What U Want Tour
15th September – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi NSW (w/ Charli Lucas & Before the King)
22nd September – Finnians, Port Macquarie NSW (w/ Smart Casual & Lucky Day)
29th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD (supporting Dusty)
6th October – OAF Gallery, Sydney NSW (Headline Show)