Gracie Abrams' "Feels Like" Is a Touching Moment of Poignant Euphoria
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Gracie Abrams is an artist who since her inception has always seemed to maintain a flawless grasp on timeless songwriting. Beautiful in its minimalistic restraint and profoundly touching in its candid self-reflective nature that manages to feel both personal yet universal, listening to one of the 22-year-old artist's works is akin to holding up a mirror to the artist herself. And with her latest single, "Feels Like," Gracie proves she is an artist more than capable of balancing rapturous highs with heart-rending lows.
"Feels Like" marks the first taste of new music from Gracie since the release of her standout single "Mess It Up" and precedes her forthcoming 'This Is What It Feels Like' tour, which will see the rising star headline a series of shows throughout North America in 2022. Produced by Blake Slatkin, Carter Lang, and Gracie, "Feels Like" blends the heartfelt songwriting of her previous work with a noted hint of euphoria. It's a heavenly concoction that feels simultaneously restrained yet adventurous, allowing the perfect sonic palette for Gracie to further explore the deeply affective power of her songwriting.
Opening on an exasperated sigh, words emerge from the enviable songwriting talent like free-flowing poetry; it's a confessional deluge that grows in emotional tension as the production surges forward, revealing iridescent electronic textures and allusions to organic, heartwarming instrumentation. As "Feels Like" reaches its inevitable conclusion, the radio-ready flourishes fade away, leaving us alone with Gracie and her softly-sung lyrics that sway between bittersweet reflection and serene lullaby.
Listen to "Feels Like" below: