When we first learnt that Saving Grace had changed their name to Chasing Grace we had visions of the male half of the band (Phil Plested) chasing the scantily clad female half (Grace Ackerman) round a park Benny Hill style just to make sure that there was a valid reason for the moniker. The reality of course is this is just the slightly weird and sordid place that we find ourselves as a music blogger, spending too much time sugaring our ears with new music. We need to get out more.
Chasing Grace first cropped up on Breaking More Waves at the back end of last year in our annual Ones to Watch list and since then have released an acoustic cover of Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia and a variety of live performance cover videos. Now things seem to be stepping up a gear with a new shiny website, support shows with Sam Smith in May and (finally) a confirmed date for their debut EP which is due June 3rd. The song that leads the way from the EP is Trust which perfectly shows off their mix of urban and acoustic pop sounds. We’ve probably said this before but we guess Chasing Grace have been listening and playing along to Rihanna and Ben Howard.
Warning : this video contains quite a lot of ‘action’ of a young girl doing nothing in particular. The band does make an appearance in the film but you’ll have to keep a careful eye out for them somewhere around the 3 minute mark. Blink and they’ll be gone. Sneaky.
Chasing Grace - Trust (Video)