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FEELING GOOD: NC Grey said she wanted this EP to capture her emotions

INTRODUCING DUBLIN-based British Nigerian singer and songwriter NC Grey,with her debut project Magic – The EP.

Written by NC Grey and her guitarist Darren Bell and crafted by veteran Irish producers Arad Studios – who have worked with some of Ireland’s finest indie musicians including The Wilde Oscars, Eamonn Dowd and Patrick Freyne – Magic – The EP is the perfect blend of soul, jazz and R&B music, masterfully underpinned by NC Grey’s enchanting vocals and songwriting.

From the EP’s exciting jazz-influenced opening track Holiday and its lead single Adonis – which is already garnering critical acclaim across Irish radio – to the soulful piano ballad Toxic Love, about a seemingly picture-perfect relationship gone wrong, and the EP’s love-affirming title track, with its glorious string and guitar arrangements, Magic – The EP is a short but sweet and eclectic four-track offering, which makes for an excellent listening experience from start to finish.

Drawing influences from Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and fellow British Nigerian Sade Adu, NC Grey is revered across Ireland’s live music and festival circuits. She has performed at Cork Jazz Festival, Body&Soul Festival and the Africa Day Festival among others, and has strong support from Ireland’s biggest radio tastemakers including RTE 2FM, RTE Pulse, Dublin City Radio and Dublin’s 98FM, to mention a few.

Speaking about the inspiration behind Magic – The EP, NC Grey said:

“My goal with the EP was to be vulnerable. It was to let myself show the different stages I’ve been at personally: the love, excitement, pain and uncertainty, and to create something that lyrically, everyone can relate to.

“A mentor once said to me, ‘I want to feel what you’re feeling through your music’, and I’ve
taken that on board for this project. I want my listeners to get lost in the sound and feel the feeling.”

The EP is out now.

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