Last month, Australian-in-Paris Jack Grace released his latest track, Redemption. A sentimental track that captures melancholy and nostalgia, Redemption is an uncomplicated tune that takes you unaware. At first it feels like easy listening, and then it feels like a chase for something else. But eventually it leaves you with a sense of wanting more for your own self-exploration. A song to sit with, be still with, sink into and dissolve in, Redemption is a little piece of magic.

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Redemption is the latest sonic journey for Sydney-born, Paris-based artist, Jack Grace. Embodying the cross-cultural experience, Redemption is an intricate track that contrasts a composition that sounds like its under water with vocals that resonate in the open air. With a cool flowing beachy sparkle which is such a staple in Australian music, and the dreamy, romantic chicness of Parisian nightlife, Jack Grace has created a beautiful journey of introspection and escapism.

The song has a little bit of the world-dominating craft of The Killers, coupled with the slow burning build often nailed by the likes of Gang of Youths. It’s a tempered track that teeters on the edge of its peak the whole way through. But instead of feeling incomplete or anticlimactic, it runs deeply through your veins to create a long-lasting sense of comfort and curiousity.

I built the tune over a synth loop that sounded to me like highway noise. The story fell in and around that. I wrote the song out of hope for a connection through the search for redemption. I hope that out of the chaos and deconstructing we get a shot at redemption and begin some kind of a revival, soon

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The video clip, shot by Paris based production agency Septembre00 in multiple locations across the south of France, was created as part of Grace’s own escapism from lock down.

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Director Guillem Cruels said of the video, ‘when Septembre 00 and Jack proposed me to work on a project around the concept of Redemption and the transition from darkness to light, I thought that it would be really interesting to use a car as a tool to move this character on a timeline, from darkness to the light and also through his feelings and sensations‘.

Listen to Redemption and watch the official video below:

Posted by Rebecca Costanzo