Grace McKagan releases introspective debut EP ‘Heart of Hearts’
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December 2, 2022 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Grace McKagan has stepped into her own today with the release of her debut solo EP Heart of Hearts.
The eight-track EP takes listeners through an introspective journey of self-realization for the 25 year old rocker and delivers a collection of work that combines a 2010’s indie rock with 60’s garage rock punch. Mixed that with sultry melodies and a bold yet retro vocal delivery, and you have a fully realized artist that is ready to be in a category all her own.
On today’s release, McKagan shares, “This EP represents softer aspects of myself. Listeners can expect a vulnerable and more honeyed sonic experience than they have ever received from me and my past musical projects. What I feel to be the whole ethos and resonating theme of this project is identifying with the commonality in all of us; insecurity, sorrow, heartbreak and kindness. Or perhaps, at least attempting to see the good in a world full of some many pre-disposed judgments and hate.”
In addition to the EP, Grace has released a music video for the title track, which she shares is the most personal song she’s ever written.
“I really always knew that I wanted the video to feature little kids at the end, when the song is peaking, and the lyrics echo ‘When you see me, do you really see me?’, the kids represent all of us, how we were all once those kids, and in our heart of hearts, we still are. We are those kids on the playground playing with whoever and expressing ourselves without the fear of judgement, we are naive to judgments and what people may say.”
After fronting the critically acclaimed, alternative group, The Pink Slips, Grace is stepping out as a solo artist commanding audiences to rave reviews. Her vibrant sound is reminiscent of her musical heroes, from Iggy Pop to The Kills to Nancy Sinatra, intricately weaved throughout with her tough yet vulnerable songwriting.
Fans can expect more live performances, music and stunning visuals in the new year.