Fiona Steele and Ailsa Mitchell are the talented duo, GraceJean. The songwriters from Melbourne have been making music together since 2017, a journey that has led them to 2019, where they celebrate the release of their anticipated debut album, Long Black Road.
From it, GraceJean share their new single, ‘Turn Away’, a beautiful example of the group’s musicality and thriving songwriting energy on record. Set to launch the album with an unmissable show at the Thornbury Theatre, Long Black Road is ready to enchant in the live realm as it does on record.
Heartfelt lyricism meets lush arrangement as GraceJean explore harmonic balance and indie folk territory. A shared love for music and creating together has formed strong foundations for GraceJean and with ‘Turn Away’, Steele and Mitchell showcase a strong dynamic as both performers and songwriters.
Vocals are a driving force of Long Black Road, as Steele and Mitchell’s dynamic represents calm and enticing beauty. Their strong knack of storytelling remains prominent throughout, injecting nostalgia and romanticism into the music (‘Back Home’), while also laying importance on tonal space and nuance (‘Slow With Me’).
With their new album primed for an October release, GraceJean prepare to introduce themselves to more audiences, welcoming them into the fold with some beautiful indie-folk music. Inspired by the strong Melbourne music community and each other’s intensely personal brand of artistry, GraceJean as a duo have a strong formula for captivating audiences in full effect.
Saturday 5th October Thornbury Theatre Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th October One Tree Hill Spring Gully, VIC
25th, 26th, 27th October Tablelands Folk Festival Yungaburra, QLD
2nd, 3rd November Happy Wanderer Festival Benalla, VIC
23rd, 24th November Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC