Okay okay, we know we’re late in bringing you this news, we’ve just been distracted by all this talent.
Grace Enger’s EP Well Here We Are dropped over a week ago, so we hope you’ve been streaming (because we have!) We shared one of Grace’s singles with you a little while back, and ever since then, we’ve been waiting for this EP to drop. Actually, if you want to get technical, we’ve been waiting for this since we first saw Grace open for Alexander 23 last year. But that’s neither here nor there. The point is, Well Here We Are is amazing, and you need to stream it immediately if you haven’t been already.
We’ve already talked about ‘When It Was Over’ previously so we wanted to take a second to highlight some of the other tracks we love off this EP.
I’m sorry to tell you
You’re coming out the bad guy
‘Cause you can’t live up to the version of you I made inside my mind
And I’m sorry to tell you
You’re already on my bad side
‘Cause I put my hopes in a person to reach an impossible high
So, they’re always the bad guy
If a song has ‘Bad Guy’ in the title, you know it will be good. Grace Enger’s ‘Bad Guy’ is no exception. Those lines, about the version of someone you make up and putting your hopes in someone reaching an impossible high, were a direct call out. Some of us are familiar with the concept of romanticizing a person based on our own perception of them. Whether it’s to cope or because you’ve been hurt before, we’ve all been there, and that person may not ever live up to the version of them you create in your head.
We love the production and the vocals on ‘Bad Guy,’ and you can really hear the melancholy behind it. It’s a great track to open the EP with and one of our faves.
So I find a new favorite corner store
‘Cause the one by mine still feels like yours
The restaurants are haunted
The streets, a broken promise
And I think I’ll break if I have to stay
So I’ll move and give all your things away
But I’ll keep loving you more than I should
And you’ll keep the neighborhood
‘The Neighborhood’ is a song that captures a feeling we’re sure a lot of you can relate to, because we can. Who told Grace Enger she’s allowed to pull these feelings out of our brain to create Well Here We Are?? We’re not mad about it, just feeling a little attacked. If you’ve ever had to wander familiar streets and places after a breakup or losing someone, you know how painful it can be. The memories attached to those places can really make it feel like they’re haunted and sometimes all you can do is just let go. But what do you do when you can’t leave that easily? Honestly, we haven’t figured it out yet but finding a new favorite store seems like a good start.
But right before you say it, just stop the words
Right before you tell me, just tell the floor
But I watch you as your mouth is opening, feel it coming
Roll it in slo-mo
I don’t need you to make the cut
‘Cause I know we’re breaking up
I know we’re breaking up
Sometimes you can just feel something coming. Whether you consider it to be the result of psychic powers or intuition there are situations where you just know. ‘The Cut’ is all about knowing a breakup is coming and just wanting to avoid the pain even though you know you can’t. Situational awareness and being that attuned to another person can make it extra painful and ‘The Cut’ captures those feelings well.
We’re absolutely blown away by Grace Enger’s talent and Well Here We Are is 24 minutes and 46 seconds worth of her talent. Keep her name in mind because we have a feeling you’re going to be seeing a lot more of it soon.
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