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Review: "Reasons" - Robert Grace

Giving voice to resilience, Robert Grace tackles some tough feelings in his latest single, "Reasons." The track reflects on struggles with depression and feelings of inadequacy, grappling with these emotions and battling the urge to give up. Though it has been a dark and lonely road for him, Grace remembers the importance of his family and finds light at the end of the tunnel. Sharing the inspiration behind "Reasons," Grace states, "This is probably the most personal song I’ve ever written. There was a point in my life where I really believed my family would be better off without me in their lives. I felt like a complete burden. Like there was no reason for me to stick around. Obviously I couldn’t have been more wrong…I’ve got millions of 'Reasons' to be here and that’s what this song is all about."

Reflecting the vulnerable nature of the lyrics, Robert Grace masterfully pairs a soft and delicate soundscape with the song's soul-baring narrative in "Reasons." The track's instrumentals are simple yet beautiful, driven by tender acoustic guitar lines and hushed synths. Delivering his heartfelt confessions, Grace's vocals lightly float over the song's lush composition, gently exposing the artist's deepest thoughts. Though "Reasons" battles with the artist's poignant reflections, the chorus is infused with hope, combining rich, uplifting harmonies with optimistic melodies to convey Grace reminding himself that he has reasons to live.

Making it his mission to openly address issues surrounding mental health, Robert Grace uses his music to create a safe space for those struggling and to discuss the topic in a light way. Having achieved much in his career, Grace has garnered more than 3.2 million followers on TikTok and was ranked number 1 on the platform's "Year On TikTok 2022," surpassing acts like Niall Horan. He was also the third most viewed Irish artist on TikTok in 2023, partially thanks to his track "Fake Fine," which has gained over 24 million streams to date and has earned him a platinum certification. Grace has much in store for 2024, kicking off the year strong with the single "EUPHORIA" and later releasing his debut album, Happy Sad Songs, on May 24th.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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