We live in a society where relationships are based on virtual, on apps, websites/blogs and social network. Some of them were once physical friends or at least became friends even if only for a drink. The thing is, we have now more friends and followers on our socials than actual friends and that became more intensified when our love relationships started being more regular on our devices too. Young singer-songwriter Annika Grace has something to say about it so she put it into a song. “We live in a time when relationships are as disposable as our phones”, she says introducing her newest song The Chase.
This is a song where relationships become boring and disposable, where people don’t give enough importance to love and others feelings, “how bored they must be, those people who find love instantly”, as she enters the chorus. That is actually a verse that embraces all the song matter. Though Annika’s youth, she sings with no fear, she means every word she intonates, in a very rough and direct voice. Actually, her voice is nothing but extremely mature and soulful. Grace reminds a lot of London Grammar’s lead vocal Hannah which is kind of incredible.
As the song begins it has some deep and undiscovered environment around it, the instrumental sounds a bit dark and leaves us with a sense of uncertainty about where it will lead. The fact is that the song grows and creates two different moods: a whispery and melancholic verse, emotional and even sad, and a grasp, assertive and pointing chorus complemented with techno elements accelerating a bit the melody.
After her 7-track EP Glass Town launched in December 2016, Annika Grace is now ready for her second studio record, and so do we. We surely need more fearless artists like Annika, approaching sometimes delicate themes, always in the name of love (and we like that, probably because of the Valentine’s season).
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