For Nick Drake by Grace Gillespie is out now!

For Nick Drake by Grace Gillespie is out now! Grace Gillespie has written a song where she takes the story from the Nick Drake book into a song for us to hear. For Nick Drake, the premise I’m getting out of the song is that we don’t value the small things. We go through our lives just focusing on our schedules that we forget to stop and take a breath. There is a whole world out there that is waiting to be explored and conquered yet we wait. The wait is wasting time that may never be recovered. Grace Gillespie captures that essence with her soft voice that complements the guitar strummed throughout the song. The song is very enjoyable and loved listening to it.

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My parents bought me a book about Nick Drake for Christmas and for some reason I started reading it from the back. I already knew the outline of his story, having grown up listening to his music, but this book really delved into the details of his last days: his parents patiently documenting Nick’s (few) words and moods, his failed trips into London to record.  


It is an absolutely tragic story and one that moves me every time I hear it – each time I think about it. 


I didn’t plan to write a song for him, yet the words came very quickly: a homage to a beautiful man who was too delicate, too quiet, too aware for this world. Song For Nick Drake is the latest single to be shared from my EP, After The Harvest Moon, which you can hear in full now.


This song captures the idea that we, as a human race, can be too loud and too uncaring to notice the real beauty of things. It makes me fearful as things get brighter, louder, and faster that we will lose the slow, intricate quietness of raw craft.


After The Harvest Moon was born out of a turn inwards last year, as I spent much of 2019 struggling with a serious anxiety disorder. The pandemic has brought my personal experience to universal relevance. 


This has been a difficult period, but I hope this collection can bring you comfort and a sense of recognition. I feel that these songs have come into their own within this current atmosphere.