Though she’s only 19-years-old, Baker Grace seamlessly ties reggae beats and trip-hop influences with minimalist pop production on her new single “Bottle of Wine”- released today along with the announcement of her sophomore EP, Yourz Truly.
Detailing a battle of inner thoughts when detached from the people we love, there’s a poignant irony to this pop earworm. Baker Grace’s delicate lyricism displays vulnerability while the track’s honeyed flow uses the pop-makeup as a confident facade. Still, “Bottle of Wine” delineates from a summer-pop aesthetic in favour of a darker rhythm and visual style.
Speaking of the accompanying video, Grace shares: “The 'Bottle Of Wine' video was recorded prior to quarantine, but serves as a representation of what can happen when we feel disconnected to the people we love and to ourselves.”
“I wrote 'Bottle of Wine' when I realized no amount of love is ever enough if I’m not loving myself,” Grace says about the track. “It’s so easy to forget the positive things and give into delusions. I spent so much time trying to fill the void with external things before I realized I had to love me.
“Through writing the song and creating the video, I really learned to own my journey and every part of me, and express myself to the fullest extent.”