Today, 21-year-old rising pop star Gracie Abrams released her new project, minor, via Interscope Records. The project is a seven song EP that includes past singles like “21,” “i miss you, i’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” minor has a highly melancholic and nostalgic quality to it. It is almost like an exercise for listeners to examine the relationships in their lives while listening to each song. Her songs have a very specific voice unlike anyone else’s, lending it to be perfect for fans of Ashe, Sasha Sloan, Lennon Stella, and Julia Michaels.
In addition to minor‘s release, Abrams also shared the music video for the lead track off of the project, “Friend.” The song is reflective, and talks about looking back on a past relationship. In an interview with Zane Lowe this morning, Abrams said that she usually writes songs from a place of self pity (which she say’s she’s trying to grow out of), but “Friend” was written from a different perspective. “[‘Friend’ is] more along the lines of feeling angry and frustrated and disgusted with someone that you once used to love,” Abrams said.
Abrams was born and raised in Los Angeles and is the daughter of film director J.J. Abrams. She first started playing music at the age of eight by learning drums and then eventually moving onto guitar, ukulele, and piano. Since she started releasing music online, Abrams’ music has been cosigned by artists like Rosalía, Lauv, Jeremy Zucker, and more.
minor by Gracie Abrams is now available on all streaming platforms.
Watch the music video for “Friend” below!
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