Britain’s Gracey is a dusky-voiced singer and songwriter with a moody sound steeped in synthy electronic pop and R&B traditions. She broke through in 2020 collaborating with 220 Kid on the song “Don’t Need Love.”

Born Grace Barker in 1998, Gracey began attending the Brit School, a prestigious performing arts academy, at the age of 14. Initially influenced by singers like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry, she began recording her own songs and posting them online. Eventually she caught the ear of Xenomania, a pop production company, who hired her as a songwriter. While working with Xenomania, Gracey made a name for herself by writing songs for Jonas Blue, MJ Cole, Sub Focus, Olly Murs and others. As her work matured, she began to write more songs for herself, taking inspiration from artists like Sia and Julia Michaels. In 2019, she released her first single, “Different Things”, a nostalgic electronic ballad produced with her long-time collaborator Alan Sampson. More buzzed-about tracks followed, including “Don’t Need Love” – featuring 220 Kid, which peaked at number nine on the U.K. charts.