Hannah Grace

Hannah Grace shares video for new single ‘Missing The Show

Home-made and filmed in her native Wales, the video is a beautifully raw and atmospheric accompaniment to the emotional and heartfelt ballad, which builds from an intimate beginning before opening up into soaring, cinematic crescendos that showcase Hannah’s emotive vocals, set against a lush backdrop of strings and piano.

I chatted with Hannah Grace about her new single and Barbra Streisan.

Tell us about your new single. What inspired you to create ‘Missing The Show’?

I wrote Missing The Show about being in a relationship waiting for its potential to blossom. It’s about how sometimes the idea of the love becomes stronger than the real thing and you miss out on everything you put in. 

What’s your songwriting process like?

Every song I write usually starts with a conversation. Most of my songs are co-written, I love working with other people. So the process usually starts with a conversation that then sparks the song’s concept or idea. I write about nature, the people around me and everyday life, always drawing upon my own experiences. 

How would you describe your sound to someone that hasn’t heard of you before?

I am influenced by lots of different music, I love Jazz, folk, soul and pop so I feel like my music reflects this mixture. 

You’ve supported some huge artists including Barbra Streisand at BST Hyde Park. What was that like? And Who would be your dream artist and/or band to support on tour?

That was such a wonderful day! Playing live is one of my favourite things about what I do – I love playing with a band! And Barbra Streisand was incredible – I love her! 

I have so many artists that I look up to that I would absolutely love to tour with. Paulo Nutini, Florence and The Machine, Tom Misch. The list is endless! 

You have upcoming shows next year including London’s Omeara on April 14th. Do you have any pre-show rituals?

I normally just drink lots and lots of tea and try to be calm and save all of my energy for the show! I can’t wait to play live again it’s going to be so great to get back on stage!

We know gigs don’t always go as planned but have you ever had any embarrassing moments on stage?

Nothing majorly embarrassing has happened to me (yet!). I think I’ve been quite lucky. I may have forgotten some lyrics once or twice but I think I’ve just made it up on the spot. The thing about playing live is you never quite know what each show will be like and that’s what’s exciting about it!

What’s your first musical memory?

Music has just always been a part of my life. I can’t remember not having music around. My parents always say I was singing before I could talk! I do remember being obsessed with Eva Cassidy’s album Songbird, it was the first album I completely fell in love with and it’s still so inspirational to me now. I will always love Eva.

What artist and/or bands have had an impact on the music you create today?

SO much music. Lots of old school music and Jazz. Singers like Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Carole King. Stevia Nicks and Ella Fitzgerald. As well as newer artists like Hozier, Paulo Nutini and Ethan Gruska. I am constantly drawing from music that moves me, voices and words that inspire me to use my own.

What’s next for you?

I can’t wait to release my first album in September! It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait for it to finally be out in the world! Hopefully, I will be able to play some shows in the not too distant future too!