Written by: Alex Green
Our Track of the Day today comes to us from singer/songwriter Gracie Martin.
The Rochester-born musician’s brand of indie pop falls somewhere between the word-wise work of Kate Nash and the wistful dreamy pop of Joanna Newsom and her new single “10%” is a bold and thoughtful track, brimming with romantic frustration and self-examination.
Martin and her band The So Beautifuls are a refreshing and charming combo and “10%” is an engaging take on what relationships do to our self-worth.
The lush and quirky video that comes replete with some Wes Anderson-like touches, is a perfect compliment to the number, which is a comprehensive journey through the self in the aftermath of a love gone wrong.
Catchy, heartbreaking and whip-smart, “10%” is a late entry as one of the year’s very best songs.