'BE A HERO'
"You can be a hero with your heart"
'BE A HERO' is The New Graces’ third release from the Open Heart Sessions series. Recorded by Shane Nicholson on one day at Sound Hole Studios, this trio of songs are raw and powerful.
'BE A HERO' is Kate Burke’s homage to some of the quieter heroes of our times – our kids.
Through bushfires, pandemic, smoke and school closures, our children have shown themselves to be amazing, brave, resilient, fragile, human. This is a song that reminds us that we don’t need to have super human powers or wear our undies on the outside to be a hero. Just being ourselves is the most powerful thing we can offer the world.
'BE A HERO' features Kate on piano, vocals and mandolin, Robyn Martin on bass and Melanie Horsnell on guitar, plus the New Graces’ signature harmonies.
The New Graces − 'BE A HERO'
Words and music by Kate Burke
Mixed/engineered by Shane Nicholson at Sound Hole Studios, 2021
Kate Burke: Lead vocals, piano, mandolin
Robyn Martin: Vocals, double bass
Melanie Horsnell: Vocals, guitarGenre: Folk
Release Date: 24/09/21
The New Graces have stormed the Australian music scene, with their album “Seasons” peaking at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, plus 4 Golden Guitar nominations at the 2021 Country Music Awards of Australia. Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke and Robyn Martin are all seasoned musicians in their own right. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, their music is flavoured with guitar, double bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and three part harmonies plus a little desert heat-haze that could only be Australian.
Their most recent releases, the ‘Open Heart Sessions’ were recorded with Shane Nicholson with production and all instrumentation by The New Graces. These songs are an intimate window into the hearts and lives of The New Graces as women, mothers and regional artists. They paint life’s joys and struggles, and while there is no sugar-coating, they have an authentic whack of compassion, hope and sweet, sweet harmony.
“The Candelo, NSW-based trio comprising Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke and Robyn Martin, are not new to the business, but have seemingly found their symbiosis as The New Graces, forging a sound that’s been missing in Australian country music for too long. Their debut album Seasons is folk country at its finest with harmony-laden lyrics that have rightly earnt the trio their first Golden Guitar nominations in no less than four categories — a huge achievement for the all-female group that burst into the music sphere in late 2019. The band's debut album, Seasons, is warm, sincere and as comforting as a freshly woven wool jumper.”
Katherine Devaney, ABC News
“… just enjoying the pleasures of their voices – solo and in combination – in songs that feel like friends almost immediately.”