Robert Grace walks a fine line between poignant storyteller-melancholy, bittersweet, world-weary romanticism and pop-heavy episodes of black humour.

You may have already heard his debut single 'Fake Fine', which was a huge hit.

Now, the 27-year-old Irishman's new single 'The Hurt You Gave Me' is proving just as popular as it creeps up the charts after just a couple of weeks.

We caught up with Grace for a chat to learn more about him and his likes and dislikes.

1. What's the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
I loved pop punk! The likes of Green Day, Blink-182, Fallout Boy, New Found Glory. I still listen to all of these today.

2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
All. The. Emotions!

3. How do you wind down after a gig?
Usually find a comfy spot somewhere and possibly have a drink.

4. What’s the one song you wish you’d written first?
'Someone You Loved' by Louis Capaldi.

5. What’s the last thing you watched on TV?
Paw Patrol. (I’ve got a 3-year-old.)

6. Name one record and one film that everyone should hear/see.
'Bad Girls Don’t Cry' by The Night Game, and 'What We Do in the Shadows'.

7. What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people leave the lids off things like water bottles, butter, Pringles, jam, biscuits - you get the drift!

8. Who's the most famous person saved to your phone contacts?
Probably Danny from The Script.

9. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Eddie Rockets.

10. Describe your perfect day off.
Your day off is never a day off when you have kids, haha. I’d be happy with a bit of a lie-in!


'The Hurt You Gave Me' is out now.