Grace Robinson, a young Melbourne musician, is releasing the title track of her debut mini-album 'With Fire' on May 31st. 'With Fire' is a rootsy and soulful song about taking the higher ground and fighting the temptation of revenge which she delivers through playful rhymes and analogies.
Grace recorded the mini-album in Portland Oregon in November of 2016, whilst she was also attending high school in the area. With producer Adam Selzer of Type Foundry Studios, she recorded six songs before coming back to Melbourne to launch it in early August. She worked with the elite musicians of Portland; Luke Yditsie (Blind Pilots), Jon Neufield, Ben Nugent and Aliah Farrah (M.ward) and shared a recording space with those such as 'Snow Patrol' and 'She and Him'.
Grace has been singing and writing songs since she was 8, when she first learnt piano. She was lucky enough to find herself immersed in the Melbourne song-writing community from a young age. After workshopping with Ben Salter and Helen Gosling in 2015, Grace then developed her childhood dream into something more, and began planning her trip to USA for 2016. Her captivating combination of jazz and blues mixed with pop influences create a distinctive sound, complimented by her powerful vocals. With Influences varying between Missy Higgins, Lake Street dive, Melody Pool and Ella Fitzgerald and her songwriting inspired by the Indigo Girls and Ainslie Wills, Graces songs of love, loss and longing are relatable to any passing listener. Graces songs depict maturity beyond her 16 years and her upcoming single will advise anyone not to fight fire with fire.
With support from Mati Tore