London-based alternative rock artist Grace Solero presents ‘
This 9-track offering was mixed by Chris Brown (Radiohead, Muse, Ride, INXS, Gary Moore, The Waterboys) and mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin (The Who, Interpol, Oasis, Blur, UB40, Stormzy) at London’s Metropolis Studio.
Recorded and engineered by Jon Clayton (The Monochrome Set, Vic Godard And Subway Sect) at One Cat Studio in London, these songs were arranged and produced by the band members themselves.
“The album’s title track ‘Metamorphosis’ was initially a guitar riff played by our drummer and multi-instrumentalist Dave. The whole band joined in and I added melody and lyrics. The verses are more introspective with the choruses turning into anthem-like explosive energy. It’s about being bold in order to move forward,” says Grace Solero.
“Metamorphosis break free… For it’s easy not to see… You gotta run run run run run… Burn the bridges of despair… Now it’s time to dare”
Between their previous albums ‘New Moon’ (2009), ‘Hundred Years Apart’ (2013) and ‘Awake’ (2018), the band has received BBC Radio 6, XFM and BBC London support and has been featured in magazines such as Classic Rock, Guitar Techniques, Powerplay Magazine, Sonic Shocks, as well as in Sonic Cathedral Webzine.
High energy and high on dynamism, Solero is a one-of-a-kind artist. With a mercurial voice of astounding range, her powerful stage presence points to dance, acting and gymnastics training. Conveying deep emotions, darkness and light combined, she shies away from the ordinary in her songwriting.
Solero’s talent is matched by that of Californian lead guitarist / singer/songwriter Dan Beaulaurier, whose style displays a rare mix of technical mastery and real soul. Innovative Swedish bassist Bjorn Zetterlund and Welsh multi-instrumentalist Dave Guy on drums and percussion round out the band.
Solero’s performances are highly dynamic and energetic, both sonically and visually. They’ve performed everywhere from intimate clubs to large stages in Europe, USA and Canada, supporting the likes of Motorhead’s Phil Campbell, Alan Merrill (famed songwriter of the Joan Jett hit ‘I Love Rock ’n’ Roll’) , Bernie Torme and Arthur Brown.
Grace is currently collaborating on The Twilight Zone, a new project with Dan Beaulaurier and legendary pedal steel player BJ Cole (Elton John, Cat Stevens, Bjork, R.E.M). She also co-writes and performs with The Vibrators’ Knox and Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania), and has performed alongside Slade’s Noddy Holder, co-starring at London’s Union Chapel in a musical production of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.
On June 17, the ‘Metamorphosis’ single will be available everywhere, including Spotify and Apple Music. The full ‘Metamorphosis’ album will be released on July 15 and can be pre-ordered from the artist’s store or through Bandcamp. Grace Solero will celebrate this release with a show on July 13 at The Dublin Castle in Camden, London. Tickets are limited and can be ordered at https://bit.ly/3aa5RAH
1. Lucid Dream
3. Love and Addiction
5. Orange Sky
6. Time Waits For No One
7. Till You Return
8. Ocean Star
Recorded and engineered by Jonathan Clayton at One Cat Studio, London (UK)
Arranged and produced by the Grace Solero band
Mixed by Chris Brown
Mastered by Andy Baldwin (Hippy) at Metropolis, London (UK)
Grace Solero – vocals, guitar, psaltery
Dan Beaulaurier – guitar, backing vocals
Bjorn Zetterlund – bass
Dave Guy – drums, percussion, singing bowl, glockenspiel
Jonathan Clayton – cello, Hammond B3 organ
All lyrics written by Grace Solero
‘Orange Sky’ and ‘Ocean Star’ written by Grace Solero
‘Lucid Dream’, ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Love and Addiction’, ‘Shaman’ written by Grace Solero, Dan Beaulaurier, Bjorn Zetterlund, Dave Guy
‘Awake’ and ‘Time Waits For No One’ written by Grace Solero and Dan Beaulaurier
‘Till You Return’ written by Grace Solero and Dave Guy
Copyright © Wohone Records
Published by ℗ Grace Solero
‘Bitter-sweet Jeff Buckley-esque’ ~ Time Out London
‘Simplistic allure, rhythmically succulent and vocally brazen’ ~ Powerplay Magazine
‘Raw, intense, evocative’ ~ Noddy Holder, Slade
“Top-notch performance, passion, talent and energy… Grace Solero has a distinguished style and stage presence that demands your attention, with some seriously bad-ass songwriting and song-structures” ~ Amplify Music Magazine
‘Bewitching’ ~ Ginger Broderick, New York TV Show