Grace McLean – “Albertine”

“Albertine” by Grace McLean is evidence of her unique style of music, establishing her as a major player in the industry after signing a contract with Meridian/ECR Music Group (Sony). A prelude to her long-anticipated first album ‘My Lovely Enemy’, this track displays Grace’s ability to fuse elaborate storytelling with her own special musical style.

The vocals of “Albertine” are cold and near, as if an intimate confession, placed against an austere compelling background. The set-up builds from the string swelling to an explosive climax, made more intensifying by the ghosting of dissonant backup vocals. This piece not only leaves the listener pondering the enigma of Albertine but also celebrates the liberating power of letting go. The artistry of Grace in creating this complex emotional and musical journey is a fascinating and emotional one.