Toronto-based artist Tia McGraff is well on her way to carving herself out an impressive niche in the international singer-songwriter space. McGraff is an award-winning, inspirational musician, with nine international CD releases under her belt alongside placements in TV and film. The bar is set high for her most recent single release, but What If – released ahead of her upcoming album With Love – is the kind of powerful, moving work you’d expect from such an accomplished and renowned artist.
What If asks us a very literal question in a thought-provoking, introspective way, allowing us to consider the possibilities for the future and revel in a more hopeful horizon. Acoustic guitar-driven, with a powerful, steadfast rhythm, this track moves with intent and focus, with a crystal clear delivery of its uplifting message.
One of the highlights of this single is McGraff’s voice – it is on dazzling display in this track. She has all the emotion and soul of Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks era vocals, but with plenty of her own grit and modern edge. And the lyrics carried by her voice are equally as impressive, painting a beautiful visage of hope:
“There is a place where no one’s a stranger,
And we can embrace each other like neighbors.
I wanna go there,
Wanna take you with me.“
For fans of soulful, Americana-tinged, singer-songwriter sounds, Tia McGraff is a must-listen. What If is a stunning work of art that is as brilliantly executed as it is written. It encourages optimism and bright beginnings from within, all while leaving you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the next evocative release from this incredible artist.
BELOW: Listen to What If and connect with her website and social media platforms. Please support Tia McGraff by visiting her online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing her music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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