We’ve sung our praises for the Toronto based artist GRAE multiple times in the past with her utterly divine music sending chills down our spine on a regular basis and with every release she’s made us fall even more in love with her sound. Her alternative pop sound mixed with some 90’s R&B flavour and a subtle brooding nature has made her one of the most exciting exports to come out of Canada’s music scene in along time (move over Bieber) and today she’s delivered once again with the dreamy single Ex Lovers.
“‘Ex Lovers’ was written during a time in my life where I was dating people just to get over a certain person,” GRAE begins to explain. “I convinced myself there was something real in these relationships when really, I knew there wasn’t. In one of the cases actually, it felt like that person was doing the same thing, trying to get over an ex by dating me, and we found ourselves in the same position, which is where the line ‘maybe we’re just using one another’ came from. We were both trying to get back at our ex lovers.”
The story behind the track is something portrays a raw reality that most people suffering from a break up deal with, trying to get over a certain person and no matter what you try to do you find them consistently in the corner of your mind. There’s multiple moments where the lyrics manage to hit a nerve with, “Walking down the same streets we did back then, holding different hands,” being the rawest of them all as GRAE’s vocal maintains a somber yet emotive tone to make them come to life. A track to soundtrack your late night crying sessions, stream below.