Hailing from Eora/Sydney as one of the most thrilling new bands, indie rock/pop outfit GRXCE are tackling gender limitations with their trademark anthemic brilliance, releasing empowering new single Everything I Wanted.
Having dazzled audiences nationwide with mesmerising live performances following latest single Wasted On You, the dedicated four-piece are seizing their momentum as they prepare for roof-shaking shows and an explosive new single that demands attention.
Holding nothing back, Jamila exposes her own internal conflicts in Everything I Wanted, exploring the dichotomy between pursuing her passions as an artist, as opposed to conforming to the societal norms of womanhood.
“‘Everything I Wanted’ depicts the catastrophisation of the future and the different paths life can take both you and the people around you,” Jamila explains. “When I wrote this track I was very much grappling with how I pictured my life evolving overtime and my limitations I felt were imposed on me as a woman when choosing my career as a priority over the usual expectations to be a partner, or a mother, or a wife.”
Produced by GRXCE’s very own Alex Berger and Jackson Barclay (Vera Blue), with mastering by Trent Dobson (Lucas Day), Everything I Wanted marks a significant milestone for GRXCE as they confidently take the lead on both the creative and production aspects of their music.
Boasting a colossal sound that matches its profound emotional depth, the track delivers an intense build that breaks with a crescendo of driving guitar layers and ferocious percussion, fuelled by an addictive angst and vulnerability that sees Jamila’s vocals soar with raw power, releasing a torrent of emotion that enthrals from the first note to the last.
“We tracked all the instrumental and vocal parts in Alex’s home studio in his bedroom in Camperdown over the course of a few weeks. In between sessions we had zoom calls with Jackson to hear feedback and discuss the track before jumping back in,” Jamila explains. “Finally we travelled up to Gosford and spent a day in Jackson’s home studio to put the finishing touches on the song.”
True to their own motto of delivering “sad music to dance to”, GRXCE adds another triumph to their repertoire with Everything I Wanted, bound to become a crowd favourite during their upcoming shows, which recently included their first festival appearance at Icebreaker Festival in Perth.
GRXCE are supporting The Sunday Estate, Bec Stevens and Oly Sherman before embarking on an unmissable headline tour across Australia this September / October – don’t miss out!
With thanks to Habit Music