Rising Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, GRAE, is paving the way in the new-wave pop music world. Dissecting her past to envision her future, her hazy pop world is filled with spacious vocals and deeply personal lyrics. The contrast of starkly intimate and boldly ambitious messages behind her work are the sore of things you’d hear in an intimate bedroom setting with friends just as easily as you would in a venue filled with thousands.
GRAE’s music sees her dig through the musical inspirations of her upbringing and reimagine them through a new lens, colored by 23 years of experience. The result is a collision of electrifying atmosphere and lyrical depth. With over 11 million streams to her name, GRAE is one of the fastest-rising names in alt-pop. She has 118,000 followers on TikTok and 40,000 on Instagram while her music has been heard on ‘Nancy Drew’, The Bold Type (Freedom), and The Real World Atlanta (Facebook). She’s finding ears all across the planet and she’s doing it all on her own terms, chasing the music that makes her feel something even if it terrifies her.
“Outta This World,” released on November 5th. The cool electric guitar blends in with sweet vocal tones in this dreamy soundscape and experience.
GRAE’s music is cathartic just as equally as it is electrified and energetic. The infusion of nostalgia and a strong sense of her own musical identity has resulted in assured, exhilarating alt-pop music. Like the rest of us, she’s ever-evolving, and her music documents that in real-time. Her newfound musical confidence has led to her most daring work yet sonically and lyrically. She’s using music as a tool to process life’s difficult situations and she’s not leaving anything off the table. From relationships to periods of personal darkness, she’s putting it all in the music.
It’s important to let [the fans] know that there’s no way that anyone is perfect or doesn’t go through a period where they want to change. That’s relatable and it doesn’t mean you’re weak.
Stream the new single, “Outta This World,” below: