Acclaimed singer-songwriter Grace Potter has shared the brand-new official music video for the arresting piano ballad “Release.” Directed by Catherine Fordham, the striking, impassioned clip finds Grace unbinding herself from the past and stepping into a brighter future. Co-written by Grace and the late Mike Busbee, “Release” is the new single from her latest album, Daylight, which is nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance at the upcoming 63rd GRAMMY Awards.
Grace Potter on the meaning of “Release”: “I wrote ‘Release’ about letting go of grief & pain in order to forge a better way forward. It’s the most personal song I have ever written – but since I wrote it, it’s taken on a far more powerful meaning. Everything changed this past year and never has a song felt more relevant or connected to the human experience as it does in this moment. We are all ready to heal. We’re all ready for a little release.”
Produced by Eric Valentine, the emotionally raw Daylight is a resilient rollercoaster of sparkling songwriting and unforgettable performances — a commanding, career-defining statement of power and purpose. The album was released in October of 2019 to wide acclaim by both fans and critics alike.
The twin GRAMMY nominations are the second and third of Grace’s career. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.