New Psych-Folk: Grace Gillespie – Lady Make Believe // England

“It’s often misunderstood as a love song or breakup song, but I see it as more of a dialogue with myself, trying to keep everything together and find time for my own music. ”

Released this Friday in all streaming platforms Lady Make Believe // England is a single from Grace Gillespie, that mixes her pretty voice with a trippy psychedelic folk style. The first thing that came to my mind listening her was the 2011 album of the year according to Mercury Prize, Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, that follows this style of folk still being highly influenced by rock. The first track, Lady Make Believe,  is the best example of that, while the second track England is purely folk, Bob Dylan style, which is similar to her first single Restoration.

“I wrote ‘England’ in the fall out after Brexit, once I had got my thoughts in order. I feel like that track had been coming for a long time however, a kind of growing sense of disappointment in the decisions the country was making politically, but also my own personal feeling of disillusionment about what it meant to be British.”

Grace Gillespie is an artist based in London, originally from southern England Devon. She spent her 2017 touring with a band called Pixx. Her first release Restoration was well acclaimed by critics, being featured in several different playlists and radios. Her newest Lady Make Believe is being featured in our Synths of Eden playlist:

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