Indigenous Alt-Pop Artist Carsen Gray Shares Soothing New Single “Heaven’s Touch”; New EP Out 1/28
December 17, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Ahead of her forthcoming EP Each Moment, Indigenous alt-pop songwriter Carsen Gray shares the soothing new single “Heaven’s Touch.” With tender acoustics and reassuring vocals, Gray touches on life’s uncertainties through her signature soulful melodies. Despite the hardships, Gray finds solace in her faith and community.
“Heaven’s Touch” addresses “the struggle of good vs bad is a universal theme,” says Carsen. “This song focuses on the ups and downs of life but reminds you that even though times can get tough, they get better.” Find the track now on all digital retailers (here).
“Heaven’s Touch” follows early singles “Here With Me” and EP title track “Each Moment” which received rave reviews from COMPLEX and Cowboys & Indians Magazine. Praised as a “rising talent,” Gray “taps into the power of nature and her heritage for an uplifting trip into the lush woods and waters of the breathtaking, untouched land where she was born and continues to live.”
Each Moment is due out January 28th via Nettwerk Records.
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50 miles off the coast of mainland British Columbia, you’ll find Haida Gwaii. Seemingly removed from the rest of the world, yet intrinsically connected to its rawest essence, Carsen Gray calls this place home. Born of Haida Indigenous and mixed descent, the award-winning singer and songwriter commutes the peace of her surroundings into a soulful sound spiked with R&B energy, pop universality, and a twist of local spirit. After making waves across Canada, she introduces herself to the world on her 2022 debut EP Each Moment.
Turning heads, Carsen’s 2017 self-titled debut earned “Best New Artist” at SiriusXM’s Indigenous Music Awards, while 2018’s “Wanna See You” with JUNO Award-nominated DJ Shub received “Best Radio Single.” Along the way, she performed on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and at JunoFest. In 2020, her single “Sah ‘Laana” and its intimate accompanying music video caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, and she signed to the label.
Throughout 2021, she assembled the EP with her husband, primary collaborator, and producer Joey Stylez. “I’m grateful for and what I’ve been blessed with for my family, for the life I’ve built, and the creative space I have. Being home in Haida Gwaii, I had the opportunity to create at a Zen pace. We’re all born with a God-given gift. I believe I found mine with music.”
CARSEN GRAY IN THE PRESS…
“Her soulful voice crosses the genres of R&B, Pop and Folk—she’s proven that she isn’t limiting herself into any specific box. Her musical talents are tied together with the spirit of her culture and community…” –COMPLEX
“…just unaffected talent and refreshing earnestness… the best soul-rebooting forest bathing with similarly healing musical accompaniment…” –Cowboys & Indians Magazine
“…uplifting and organic songwriting style…” –Dusty Organ
“…enchanting…” –Roadie Music