Gracie Abrams – Brush Fire

Acclaimed songwriter Gracie Abrams has shared her latest single, a poignant and powerful track called “Brush Fire”. Released as a gift to her fans, the stark but spellbinding song is accompanied by a live version of an equally enthralling video from the 21-yearold artist. “Brush Fire” is available now at all digital retailers via Interscope Records.

Co-written by Abrams with Tobias Jesso Jr and Blake Slatkin, “Brush Fire” centres on the gently commanding vocal work and intimate storytelling Abrams recently brought to her debut project minor. With Slatkin also serving as the track’s producer, the song unfolds in a sparse arrangement of dreamy keyboard tones as Abrams reflects on infatuation and loss, gracefully threading “Brush Fire” with her intricate melodies and delicate poetry (e.g., “Your words hit me like a hard rain in L.A.”).

Directed by Joseph Armario, the live performance video for “Brush Fire” perfectly captures the song’s mood of quiet desolation. To that end, the visual finds Abrams seated on the floor of an empty theater, with Jesso positioned behind his keyboard many feet away. Intermittently brightened by flashes of colour and light, the video again reveals Abrams’s rare power to fill vast spaces with her understated yet impactful expression.

Released in July, minor features Abrams’s beloved singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” The seven-song project drew praise from outlets like Ones To Watch, who noted that “Abrams encourages her listeners to acknowledge every ugly feeling that bubbles up, revel in it, and accept that it’s okay to feel this way.” Executive-produced by Slatkin, minor also found Abrams collaborating with producer/songwriters like Joel Little, Benny Blanco, Jim-E Stack, Sarah Aarons, and Caroline Pennell.

Named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and iD – and crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK – Abrams considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost. After writing her first song at the age of eight, she went on to earn a devoted following on the strength of her indelibly personal lyrics and magnetic vocal delivery. Through the years, Abrams shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 390k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first track. In October 2019, Abrams made her official debut with the intensely vulnerable song “Mean It.”

Abrams recently wrapped up a worldwide virtual tour performing songs from minor for audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom, France and Malaysia.

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