Blackburn musician, Grace Davies, has released a music video to the hit song which took four years to release.

The single of ‘roots’ was released last Friday (8 October) and since then it has been climbing the UK music charts and has been played on national radio stations.

Now, Langho-born Grace has released the music video to accompany the song – and fans are loving it.

At the time of writing, the YouTube video has amassed more than 26,000 views and it centers on Grace as the room around her gradually starts to shrink.

It is filled with some stunning and aesthetic shots, including one of Grace singing in front of a stack of books and another of Grace dancing outside, surrounded by sparklers.

Lancashire Telegraph: Grace Davies in 'roots' music video (Photo: YouTube/Grace Davies)Grace Davies in 'roots' music video (Photo: YouTube/Grace Davies)

Hundreds of people have taken to the comment section to talk about the music video and express their love for it.

One person wrote: “This song... if it doesn't bring on a tear or two then something is wrong with you.

“The best of everything from the lyrics to your singing …  absolutely breathtaking. Just makes me want more and more.”

Another talked about her X Factor journey, writing: “Grace, you crying when you thought you didn't get into Sharon's house, then your shock when you did still has me tearing up, no matter how many times I watch it.

“As she told you then – ‘you've got too much talent’.

“Congratulations on sharing your beautiful song and skills with the rest of the world.

“It's been a long four years waiting but it's just the beginning.”

Earlier this week, the former St Leonard's CE Primary School pupil also appeared on Graham Liver’s show for Radio Lancashire, where she talked about the success of ‘roots’ and also a little about her X Factor journey.

Davies, who was runner up in the 2017 series of The X Factor, first performed ‘roots’ at her audition.



Speaking to Graham, she said: “I got signed straight after [the X Factor] and was held back for quite a while and wasn’t allowed to release [songs] when I wanted to.

“Now being independent I am allowed to release the songs I want to do when I want to do them – which is why I am now, four years later, releasing [roots].”

Graham asked her: “When you look back on the X Factor, are you happy that you did it?"

“Yes I don’t think I can ever regret it,” Grace said. “It gave me the opportunity and the platform that I’ve had over the past four years and I’ve done things I never expected to do.

“It wasn’t the journey I thought I would take – I was a song writer and just wanted to be an artist.

“Going on a reality TV show was not something I thought I would do.

“But it got me to where I am and I can’t knock that.”

She also talked about one of her favourite memories from her X Factor experience – and that was coming back to her home town of Blackburn and realising that “everything has changed” for her.

Lancashire Telegraph: Grace Davies performing in Blackburn before The X Factor final in 2017Grace Davies performing in Blackburn before The X Factor final in 2017

She said: “I remember coming back to Blackburn town centre before the final and 5000 people turned up.

“I remember going to Blackburn Mall after the final and there was a VIP meet and greet outside New Look – it was just so weird!”

You can watch the full music video of ‘roots’ over on Grace’s YouTube channel. You can also watch Graham Liver’s interview with Grace on BBC Sounds.