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Hear Grace Askew’s Beautifully Haunting ‘Bad Habit’

Grace Askew

The name Grace Askew may sound familiar because of her striking performances on The Voice last year, which somehow did not get her a spot on the reality show’s finale, but did get her Rolling Stone‘s title of “Most Robbed Contestant.” Now, the Memphis singer-songwriter is getting ready to self-release Scaredy Cat, the follow-up to her debut full-length, 2010’s Until They Lay Me Down to Rest. Though the 11-track effort isn’t set to drop until August 12, Askew has shared a song from the upcoming collection, which was recorded in just one four-hour session at the legendary Sun Studios. Below you’ll find “Bad Habit,” a captivating single filled with witchy “woo-hoo!”s and goosebump-inducing slide guitar improvisations. Channeling heartbreak and anger, she comes out sounding astoundingly defiant, wise beyond her years.

Grace Askew tour dates:
August 7 – San Francisco, CA @ 50 Mason Social Club
August 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
August 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge