Grace is the creation of an artist with a voice that only comes along every so often. Warm and powerful here, crystalline and delicate there, it’s one that runs the gamut of emotions: the joy of life, the tenderness of new love, the despair of heartbreak, the feeling of triumph and possibility that accompanies starting over. Pitch-perfect whether hitting magnificent highs or sliding into sultry depths, Judi’s voice recalls some of music’s great divas.
The majority of the Grace album was recorded in London or Milan between 2019 and 2021, with all fifteen songs written or co-written by Judi. Other notable collaborators include Reuben James (John Legend, Nile Rodgers), Tim Baxter (Jasmine Thompson, Muse), and Tom Excell, leader of the UK’s acclaimed afro-jazz collective Nubiyan Twist.