By: Staff –
Following the release of her second EP Mustang, live performances at huge festivals including Glastonbury, and her first headline tour last year, rising UK artist Hannah Grace has debuted her latest track, a compelling, stripped down piano version of the Fatboy Slim classic “Praise You”.
Recorded at RAK and Metropolis studios in London and inspired by the soulful original sung by Camille Yarbrough, Grace’s rework of ”Praise You” starts off intimate and emotive, carried by her striking vocal then smoothly builds into an uplifting and vibrant rendition, that’s supported by the euphoric London Contemporary Voices Choir who have worked with the likes of Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Alt J.
Produced by Jonathan Quarmby (James Arthur/Benjamin Clementine/Leo Stannard), Grace says of the song: “It was such an honour to be asked to record my version of ”Praise You” by Fatboy Slim. I’ve always loved the song and when I was recording my version I was really inspired by the soulful sound of Camille Yarbrough who sings the original. ”Praise You” feels like a perfect song for me as it sits so well along with my own songs and I cannot wait to incorporate it into my set and play it live!”
South Wales born Hannah Grace has always been fascinated with music and singing from a young age. Her musical influences range from Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Stevie Nicks to legendary jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.
The past six months have seen Grace relentlessly touring, songwriting and spending time in the studio perfecting her debut album. A sure-fire talent, Hannah Grace is set to continue to cement her status as one of UKs most exciting rising stars.