New Gracey Single ‘Got You Covered’ is a Love Letter to the Glories of True Friendship

When BlackBook chatted with Gracey last September, the rising UK songstress was in the fortunate position of having her burgeoning career genuinely taking off during quarantine. Indeed, her lockdown anthem ‘Alone In My Room (Gone)’ ended up a TikTok sensation, and a Radio 1 Track of the Week.

Since then, her hauntingly infectious single with Kid 220, ‘Don’t Need Love,’ went platinum, and has been nominated for Best British Single at the 2021 BRIT Awards. And now she’s linked up again with that track’s writers/producers Billen Ted for ‘Got You Covered,’ a musical tribute to the glories of true friendship – especially in those genuinely difficult times when you need each other most.

“‘Got You Covered’ is a love song to my best mate,” she explains, “it’s about being there for someone no matter what; and recently she’s been battling an eating disorder, alongside going through a heartbreak. It’s about having someone’s back through the highest and lowest points of life, and it’s my way of telling her she is never alone. It’s a message I think needs to be said right now; while the pandemic has made it hard to physically be together; it’s proved the importance and value of these relationships even more.”

Though the message of the lyrics is certainly an important one – “I’ll be with you when you’re going through extremes / You need to know you’re not alone” – musically the song is a bouncy, garage-style romp, with even a bit of Caribbean flavor in the mix. And as Gracey puts it, “I hope it spreads some good energy as we head into the summer months.”

And what more could one ask for at a time like this?

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