Philly Based // Feminist Alt-Folk
Lead by Singer-Songwriter Gracie Martin
Have you ever placed your keys between your fingers while walking alone at night? In "Night Walking" by Gracie & The So Beautifuls, Hannah Van Sciver plays a ring of keys, their jangle a steady metronome for Gracie Martin's jazz vocals and lyrics. "I don't feel brave walking here," she sings, describing a menacing catcall from a boy at a gas station. "Sleep walking / Oh, who needs choice? / Girls just wanna get destroyed." With its sparse rhythm, "Night Walking" is a defiant ballad for anyone who has bravely stepped outside at night, a Wolverine with makeshift claws.
- Stephanie Fernandez for All Songs Considered
A dreamy alternative folk landscape (...) that packs a sweet feminist punch.
- Kelly Hoppenjans for VAMP
Photo by Spencer Starnes