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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Girl I Used To Know” - Grace Abel

Change is scary, especially when you are growing up. As you grow, you mature and develop different mindsets and outlooks on life. Grace Abel, an up-and-coming singer and songwriter, released a song recently about change and embracing new journeys and life experiences. This song was incredibly impactful, and I found myself relating to it more than I thought I would. “Girl I Used To Know” is a beautiful anthem to people trying to embrace newer versions of themselves, and letting go of their past so they can look ahead. I think the repetition of the lyric “When will she die?” is so strong, and had me reflecting for a while. I think everything worked great together.

Abel’s voice to me sounds like a unique blend of Phoebe Bridgers and Billie Eilish, it’s absolutely stunning and very healthy-sounding. I think most songs I’ve listened to that center around a topic like this are usually pretty upbeat. However, I think the pace and tone of this song work even better. It’s moody and hits you in the feels, which I appreciate. I also want to give special mention to the lyrics, which were probably my favorite thing about this song. It sounds almost like poetry, in a way. I was able to interpret the emotions Abel poured into this song solely through her lyrics, which is an accomplishment all on its own.

Grace Abel is still fairly new to the scene, but is bound to make a lasting impact with her art. She began releasing music in 2023, with her debut single “Ghost Of You” racking up over 120,000 streams! Since then, she has released six other songs, each one just as good as the last. Consistency is key, and Abel has absolutely mastered that. The Pennsylvania-born singer hopes to inspire the world with her music, and send good vibes to all of her listeners. I think Abel has had a pretty solid start to her career, and I think she’s going to go very far. Go stream “Girl I Used To Know” now!

Written By Isabel Mays



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