Gracie Abrams is a rising star in the music industry, known for her poignant songwriting and emotive vocal delivery. Born in Los Angeles in 1999, Abrams grew up in a creative family; her father is the film director J.J. Abrams, and her mother is a producer and author. From a young age, Abrams was drawn to music and began writing her own songs as a teenager.
After gaining a following on social media through her covers and original songs, Abrams signed with Interscope Records in 2019. Her debut single, ‘Mean It’, was released later that year, and quickly garnered critical acclaim for its raw and vulnerable lyrics. The song explores the fear of not being enough for someone, with Abrams’ vocals conveying a sense of longing and desperation.
Abrams’ music is characterised by its emotional depth and honesty. She writes about love, heartbreak, and the struggles of growing up in a way that feels authentic and relatable. In an interview with Billboard, she described her songwriting process as a way of “processing things that [she doesn’t] understand yet.” Her lyrics are often introspective, but never self-indulgent; she has a gift for capturing universal feelings and experiences in a way that feels personal.
In addition to her songwriting talents, Abrams is also a gifted musician. She plays piano and guitar, and her songs are often anchored by simple, but effective, arrangements. Her music has drawn comparisons to artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Michaels, but she has a style that is all her own.
Since the release of ‘Mean It’, Abrams has continued to release new music, including her EP, ‘Minor’, which was released in 2020. The EP features five tracks, including the standout ‘I miss you, I’m sorry’, which showcases Abrams’ ability to convey complex emotions with a simple melody. In 2021 came the ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ EP and a tour of the same name.
Despite her young age, Abrams has already made a significant impact in the music industry. She has been praised by outlets like NPR and The New York Times, and has amassed a loyal fanbase who connect with her honest and vulnerable approach to songwriting. With her debut album ‘Good Riddance’ gaining critical acclaim across the board, it’s clear that Gracie Abrams is a talent to watch in the coming years.