Nothing but Grace from Isaac Gracie
A mature folk that is way beyond his years on this self titled debut album Isaac Gracie...
His name is well-deserved: Isaac Gracie is full of grace. That is, the graceful orchestration of a unique voice and a unique guitar. The voice is weatherbeaten and peaty for a 22-year-old. Since the release of his homemade EP Songs from my bedroom, Isaac has been recognised as a born crooner. Making an entrance on BBC Introducing, opening for Angus & Julia Stone, on the list for Glastonbury, Great Escape and SXSW, the young Londoner is now breaking out beyond England's borders.
A veteran songwriter, weaned on Dylan and Kerouac's Beat Generation by his poet mother, Gracie knows how to darken his folk. It's his way of keeping honest. He surely picked something up from the Ealing Abbey Choir that he sang in from the age of 11 to 15. In 2016, his studio EP The Death Of You & I contained four promising, rather querulous, songs. But by now, the blonde lad with a vague air of Kurt Cobain has calmed down: he has a juvenile voice and introspective lyrics. Drums and gentle pianos slightly trouble the intimacy of these more mature pieces. Timeless.