First introduced on The Voice (season 3), Gracia Harrison marked her place in history on Team Blake as ‘the yodeling cowgirl’. Since then, she’s released several singles and found success on the Music Row charts and secondary country radio, before ditching the last name. Gracia has found her sound – and this is the start of her brand new journey not only as an artist, but as a songwriter.
Run opens with a spacey, airy, atmospheric intro. This idea is mimicked throughout: first in the airiness on Gracia’s vocals, then in the reverb on the backing vocals and harmonies. Described by Gracia herself as an ‘anthem for imperfection’, the song explores the ‘flight’ urge and the ‘messiness of being a human’. Gracia’s voice is warm and honeyed, sultry – but not too smoky.
“I think that we all have felt this way at some point or another,” Gracia explains. “I hope that this song makes my fellow hot mess people out there feel understood, unapologetic and beautiful in their messiness.”
There are comparisons to be drawn between this song and the music of Kelsea Ballerini and RaeLynn. Kelsea lends inspiration in the honest and vulnerable way she bares her soul, whilst RaeLynn’s influence is notable in the catchy hooks. Reflective, relatable and emotionally charged, the song is also endlessly catchy and perfect for singing your heart out to – a true anthem.