Yellowknife-born Grace Clark released her first single about an "Untouchable" love.
"It’s a song that’s about the superficial part of love, or romance, when you first see someone and you start to wonder about them."
"I was living in Finland at the time, and a finnish keyboard player had caught my eye. It turned out he had a girlfriend… hence the name Untouchable," Clark said.
According to the Métis singer-songwriter, the "synthy-pop song", like most of her songs, was written at 4 a.m.
"I remember waking up in the middle of the night and having the melody and lyrics for the chorus in my head, and I scrambled to write it down in the dark. The next day, I woke up and wrote the first verse. I think I finished it a couple of days later," she said.
Clark said her métis heritage comes from her great-grandmother who attended residential school. As a result, she said she feels her family has lost a part of their culture.
"I think a part of me still feels really connected to the land and the Earth though, and you can hear a lot of references and metaphors in my songs that relate to nature," Clark said.
Previously, Clark has opened for Reuben And The Dark, a Calgary based indie-folk band.
She also performed at Saskatchewan's Ness Creek Music Festival in 2018, and at the 2019 Folk On the Rocks in Yellowknife.
Apart from starting to release music, Grace Clark said she is participating in Canada's largest singer-songwriter competition, "Sing for the Shot: Remastered".
The competition is meant to show Canadian independent singer-songwriters what it's like to audition for a record label, according to its website.
Past contestants succeeded in reaching 800,000 streams on Spotify and performing at Boots and Hearts, NXNE and Ottawa Bluesfest. Some also opened for Jim Cuddy, Tyler Shaw, Buffy Saint-Marie, Our Lady Peace and made broadcast appearances on season 2 of CTV’s The Launch.
She is also working towards graduating with a major in voice and songwriting from Selkirk College's contemporary music and technology program in Nelson, British Columbia.
Stream Untouchable below: