On Wednesday, singer-songwriter Grace Potter performed “Release” live in the Artist’s Lounge on NBC’s Today.
Potter played “Release”—which comes off her latest album Daylight—solo, with just a piano and microphone. In a pre-performance interview, she gave some insight into Daylight, which is her first album in over four years. “I didn’t know I was writing an album while it was happening,” she said. “I think I was more journaling for myself on that journey of life.”
Potter also admitted she once considered giving up music. “I didn’t know this album was being recorded even as it was being recorded. That’s one of the things about being married to a record producer,” she laughed while referencing Eric Valentine.
Potter then began a striking rendition of “Release”. Her vocals soared above the piano in the mix as she showed off her range and emotion in the performance of the Daylight single.
Watch her perform “Release” live on Today below.
Grace Potter – “Release – 1/8/20
Potter is in the middle of a cross-country tour that stretches from January to March before making festival appearances this summer. She will perform at 4848 Festival in Snowshoe, WV on July 10th. Visit her official website for tickets and tour information.