Hailed as one of Britain’s most striking young voices, singer/songwriter Grace has dazzled audiences
across the globe with her powerful voice and gut-wrenchingly honest lyrics. Now, fresh off a critically
lauded headline tour across Europe (including a very special and sold- out headline show at
London’s Lafeyette), Grace Carter releases brand new single Riot. Premiered by Clara Amfo on
BBC Radio1, the single is the latest release to be taken from her forthcoming new EP A Little Lost, A Little Found, released via BMG on the 21st of July.

Stream/purchase Riot below and preorder A Little Lost, A Little Found HERE.


Since Grace’s return earlier this year, Grace has consistently been setting the bar higher and higher
with each subsequent single. While recent releases Pick Your Tears Up and Bloodwar have showcased an artist unafraid to experiment and refine their craft, Riot is a true testament of an artist at the pinnacle of their extraordinary songwriting gifts while showcasing a new found sense of maturity and growth. Originally written in response to the murder of Eric Garner in 2014 at the hands of the police, the Wilkinson-produced track is sweeping and defiant as it builds to a powerful chorus, matching Grace’s striking voice with vital lyrics such as “you started a riot / I’ll never be silent /excuse me if I get angry, it’s my right / you started a riot tonight”.

Speaking on the track, Grace says “ Riot is a song about injustice and specifically the emotional and physical injustices that black people face daily. It’s a song that touches on the literal meaning of the word but more for me, it is about the emotional turmoil and the internal riot so many black people experience. It was written in 2014 about the murder of Eric Garner but the sad reality is that the lyrics of the song have constantly been reinforced and made relevant time and time again by systemic racism and police brutality; the horrific incident surrounding the murder of George Floyd further illustrates this. The song is about something very painful and traumatising but it’s also really important to me to represent black joy, power and community. Music has always been a vehicle for me to speak about things that are important to me and this song is me using my voice and doing what I can do to spread a message”.

About Grace Carter:

In 2018, Grace released her debut EP Why Her Not Me. A striking exploration of pain and loss, the EP was inspired by her father’s absence but it’s vulnerable meditation on relationships resonated with audiences and critics alike landing her third on the BBC Sound Poll 2019 along with huge playlisting support across BBC Radio 1 (where it hit the A-list) and BBC Radio 2. Additionally, Grace played shows across the US, Asia and Europe (not to mention much-heralded festival appearances at Glastonbury, Made In America, SXSW & Latitude amongst many others), toured with HAIM, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi and Jorja Smith, strengthened already firm relationships with Cartier and JW Anderson and appeared on magazine covers across the globe. With a voice unafraid to probe emotional depths, her authenticity has allowed her to traverse global boundaries. 2023 is already shaping up to be an incredible year for Grace Carter. Since the release of Pick YourTears Up in February, she sold out a very intimate show at Omeara in 30 seconds; she headlined abrand-new UK/EU tour throughout June; she stunned at LFW where she attended the likes of Mowalola, Ahluwalia and more; she appeared on Amazon’s +44 podcast with Zeze Mills for International Women’s Day. All the while, Pick Your Tears Up has accumulated widespread support across BBC Radio1 and Apple Music, where it was heralded by Clara Amfo, Travis Mills, Victoria Jane, Sian Eleri, Jack Saunders and many others. With over 300m streams and counting, Grace continues to hint at a newfound sense of creative freedom and her most exciting work yet with the release of Bloodwar.

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