Grace Davies press photo
Photo Credit: Naomi Kane

Grace Davies Drops an Inspiring Anthem, “Illuminate,” the Official Song of the European Athletics Championships, Roma 2024

Grace Davies (@gracedaviesofficial) is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter, musician, and producer from Blackburn, Lancashire. Ahead of the European Athletics Championships this summer, she teamed up with European Athletics to release the inspiring championship track, “Illuminate (Official Song of the European Athletics Championships, Roma 2024).”

Grace Davies – “Illuminate (Official Song of the European Athletics Championships, Roma 2024)”

Embodying the drama, energy, and passion that define world athletics, “Illuminate” is an anthem poised to become the rallying cry for many athletes and fans alike. Perfectly capturing the fiery essence of the championships, the electrifying track was written by Grace Davies, Ben Lythe, and Paul Whalley. Grace and Paul produced the track, and it was mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

Featuring pulsing piano, driving drums, and a tense build-up to a euphoric chorus, the track propels the listener through an emotional journey akin to that of an athlete giving their all to train, sacrifice, and perform for the ultimate prize. Grace beautifully delivers her inspiring words: “Your heartbeat is a reminder that you’re stronger than you know, when it gets dark and you can’t find your way, hold your heart up, illuminate.”

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Grace Davies – “Illuminate (Official Song of the European Athletics Championships, Roma 2024)” cover art

“I was so flattered to have been approached to provide the official song for the European Athletics Championships, not only as an artist but also as a writer. There is a huge amount of trust there and it is a real privilege to be granted such a massive opportunity. I hope we have made something that is going to inspire the thousands of athletes competing and narrate their experience through the good and the bad – something I can relate to. I have a busy year of releases ahead, and this is a spectacular way to kick things off. I feel very lucky and can’t wait to hear this song soundtrack such an inspiring event across Europe and beyond.” – Grace Davies expressed her enthusiasm

The European Athletics Championships will take place during June 2024, hosted in the glorious city of Rome. “Illuminate” is set to be unleashed to the world 50 days from the start of the event, just in time to ignite the excitement and anticipation for the championships.

Team GB athlete Holly Mills, a heptathlete who will compete in Rome between the 7th and 12th of June 2024, was at Abbey Road Studios to witness the final mastering of the track. “The song really blew my mind,” she said. “Grace’s voice is incredible, and it has so much energy behind it. It is going straight on my running playlist.”

Grace Davies

Grace Davies press photo

In 2017, Grace Davies was invited to appear on the UK X Factor, and her audition video of the original song “Roots” went viral. She was runner up, and in a first for the show, shook up the format by showcasing her material throughout the competition, racking up a no. 2 iTunes chart position and numerous top 10s.

Grace Davies – “Illuminate studio session photo
Photo Credit: Naomi Kane

Grace has also scored huge success as an independent artist releasing through The Orchard and more recently via Believe, with tens of millions of streams for her two previous EPs and acclaim everywhere from The Sunday Times to the BBC. She has been playlisted on national and regional radio, reached an Official Charts Top 100 position, and been synced on Netflix and BBC shows.

Download Grace Davies’s – “Illuminate” single

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