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Final Dance

Artist: Valencia Grace
Label: Ministry Of Sound/Columbia
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Friday 18 November 2022

We say

Our last Ones To Watch 2023 for this week is the talented London-based singer-songwriter Valencia Grace. Inspired by the strong, powerful voices of Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Aretha Franklin, Valencia started songwriting in her early teens, and in the first lockdown, at the age of sixteen, began her most prolific first phase of writing. During this time, the Dorset-raised artist quickly caught the attention of TikTok audiences with her postings of covers, amassing over 2.6m followers before releasing a track commercially. Earlier this year, she dropped her debut, It Was You, a strikingly tender ode, followed by the heartfelt Goodbye, the piano-driven There I Said It, and the gorgeous What A Shame. Championed by Dork, Notion, Ladygunn, The Line Of Best Fit, 1883, Euphoria and BBC Introducing, the 19 year old songwriter is back today (18 November) with this rousing and folkish pop-led track. With DSP support from Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, we expect more additions to new pop/mood editorial playlists soon. Having supported Sam Fender on his summer US tour, she has just completed her debut UK and European tour with renforshort. With a knack for writing memorable and timeless songs full of heartfelt lyrics and a back catalogue to show off her vocal talents, we reckon Valencia Grace has a big 2023 ahead of her. 


Label: Rob Anderson, Ministry Of Sound
National Radio: Liv Carson, They Do
Regional Radio: Aaron Labbate, Plug and Play
Press and Online: Rick Moreno, Whiteboard PR
Live: David Bradley & Lucy Dickins, WME
Management: Katy Dickson & Rose Moon, September

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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