NEWS: Grace Carter’s cover of ‘Wicked Game’ breaks the UK one-day Shazam record

After a placement on Wednesday night’s edition of ITV’s Love Island, the Grace Carter cover of Chris Isaak’s classic ‘Wicked Games’ has smashed the record for most shazams in one day, topping 34,000 individual shazams in 18 hours. Grace’s powerful rendition of the 1989 hit struck a chord with audiences nationwide, not only smashing the record for most shazams in one day, but reaching #2 on the UK Shazam chart on the 3rd July, #1 on the 5th July and #12 on the iTunes chart in the UK.

Listen to it HERE

Cited as one of the most influential love songs in modern music, ‘Wicked Game’ became a hit after it featured in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart movie in 1990. In the 30 years since its release it has had the re-work and remix treatment from a plethora of the artists across multiple genres, bringing this incredible song into the fore of the current musical landscape at every turn.

On choosing to record her own version of the song Grace said: “I love this song. Someone suggested I did a cover of it and when I listened back it really resonated with me and my experiences with love, loss and feelings of vulnerability.”

Grace’s latest original recording was the brilliant ‘Don’t Hurt Like It Used To’ which saw Grace in fine form. The video, reaching near half a million views, was set to a backdrop of a desolate lunar landscape as directed by Nadia (Years & Years, the 1975, Rae Morris). Watch it HERE

Watch out for an exciting summer ahead for Grace with live shows locked in all over the world – see below for the latest run – plus a new single coming soon.

Festival dates:

29/06 Glastonbury, UK
30/06 Rock Wertcher, Belgium
05/07 Longitude, Ireland
06/07 Wireless, Germany
07/07 Barn on the Farm, UK
11/07 Montreaux, Jazz Festival Switzerland
20/07 Latitude, UK
21/07 Liverpool Music Festival, UK
04/08 Brighton Pride, UK
09/08 Sziget, Hungary
11/08 Boardmasters, UK
16/08 Summer Sonic Tokyo, Japan
18/08 Summer Sonic Osaka, Japan

Lewis Capaldi support dates:

23/11 Manchester Academy, Manchester
25/11 02 Academy, Birmingham
26/11 02 Academy, Bristol
28/11 02 Guildhall, Southampton
29/11 02 Academy Brixton, London
30/11 UEA, Norwich
02/12 Rock City, Nottingham
03/12 02 Academy, Sheffield
05/11 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
07/12 02 Academy, Glasgow
08/12 02 Academy, Glasgow


Philip Goddard

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