Happy Halloween! New Music: Trick or Treat?

Back in August Grace said we could expect a couple of singles to be released soon, maybe one, or two, while “Stargirl” was being filmed. Was this a trick, or can we still expect a treat over the next two weeks? I’m saying this with my tongue firmly planted in my...

Canada’s Thoughts on the State of Grace

Hi everyone! I’m finally back again. I know it’s been a hot minute. Today I want to talk about something a little bit different from what I normally do. I want to discuss where I think Grace’s career is going to go in the future. She’s...

State of Grace on Spotify

Full disclosure: Gathering objective statistics from Spotify is more of an art than a science, so, unfortunately, there will be no small amount of conjecture to my analysis this morning of Grace’s performance on the most popular streaming platform in the world (look...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Maximiliano Hernández

Like quite a few members of the cast and crew of “Stargirl”, Maximiliano Hernández brings a rich and varied background in the entertainment field to the production. Stage experience as well as screen work, both big and small, have led to his being cast as Mr....

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Darryl L. Frank – Sound Mixer

Grace is accustomed to being around sound equipment. She lives in a world of microphones and amplifiers, filters and soundboards. How she sounds in whatever environment she’s in is part of her craft. She has expert advisors, but someone with an ear as good as Grace’s...

Grace is a Unicorn in a Room Full of Aardvarks

My friend and fellow staff writer at the VanderVault, Prati Moksha, came up with a terrific turn-of-phrase the other day in the comments section of an editorial here: “Grace is a Unicorn in a Room Full of Aardvarks”, implying not only how unique she is, but just how...

Grace the Lone Wolf Songwriter

I was perusing the list of likely contenders for this year’s Song of the Year Grammy and something immediately leapt out at me… Very (very) few hit songs released in this day and age have less than 3 writers attached (often 5 or more are listed). Grace’s catalogue is...

Grace & Ido in the Studio, New Mexico Style

Exciting news coming out of New Mexico via Instagram posts by both Grace and super-producer/songwriter Ido Zmishlany. View this post on Instagram making so much for you guys seriously this stuff is probably the closest material to my heart i’ve ever made. A post...

Grace in the Press/Media

Grace was interviewed in Forbes magazine this morning. There are publicist-driven interviews, and then there are in-depth well-researched/genuine interviews like the kind I spoke of last week between Bradley Cooper and The New York Times. The above link will...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Graham Verchere

Except for a few diligent Grace fans (looking at you John May) paying attention to her Instagram subscriber list, it’s likely the first time most of them heard of Graham Verchere was when Deadline announced his casting as Leo Borlock in “Stargirl.” While this young...

What If Grace Were In A Band?

Grace is a very talented singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and performer. But what if she, and some other talented musicians decided to combine their efforts and start a band? Let’s dive in. Who would it be with? Grace might decide to do it with some...

Collabs are the New Black

No knock on Ingrid Michaelson who is an admirable artist, and I’m very glad Grace dropped by her recording session for 45 minutes to lay down her vocals for the 60-year-old old Brenda Lee Christmas nugget, but my editorial today focuses on more contemporary artist...

Grace Expressed Through Art

I just read a terrific article in the New York Times by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. It recounted her experience interviewing Bradley Cooper as part of the massive promotional push that’s gone on and is still going on for the movie “A Star is Born” that Cooper starred in,...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Giancarlo Esposito

As has been cited before, even a quick look at the cast and crew list for “Stargirl” would make it clear that Disney is not treating this as an ordinary made-for-TV movie, or even as one of their typical live-action theatrical films. The production team and adult cast...

Stargirl Soundtrack: Will Grace’s Music be Used?

It seems like an obvious question, and it is, but the problem is providing a realistic answer. Why is it difficult? It all comes down to branding, and association with a specific image. From the sneak peak “taken-from-a-distance” photographs we’ve seen of Grace “in...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Shelby Simmons

Shelby Simmons, though still very new to the profession of acting, has found tremendous success for the little time she decided to make a career of the craft. Her professional debut was in guest-starring roles on episodes of the Nickelodeon shows Game Shakers and...

Acting Opportunities for Grace Through Disney

It’s a bit of a slow news day (so far) in the Graceverse, so please forgive today’s editorial that is admittedly 100% self-indulgent conjecture. Now that I’ve gotten that disclaimer out of the way, let’s daydream, shall we? As everyone knows, Disney is in the business...

Dear Gracie (The Advice Columnist)

Early this morning Grace posted the following shot of a Monster Energy Drink vending machine and proceeded to, as she likes to do, give advice to those who seek her opinion… View this post on Instagram A post shared by Grace VanderWaal (@gracevanderwaal) on Oct 8,...

Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told

Sick of Being Told was the first single released after Moonlight leading up to the “Just The Beginning” album release still three months away and its reception was, for a Grace song, mixed by the fans. The only genuine problem with accepting the song, I...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Ian Scroggins – Art Director

As Grace begins her acting career, we know that her sharp, inquisitive mind is soaking up information about the process going on around her. She said in an interview once that she thought she would be a good actress, but she’d only ever done it in a mirror. Her vision...

Don’t Worry Guys, Grace Will Succeed

I’ve seen quite a few fans talk about Grace as though she might not get true fame ever, that she has less than she currently does, or that she’s not already extremely successful for this stage in her career. And I understand; I have these thoughts too, but if...

2018 MTV EMAs & Imagine Dragons New Album

Grace has been nominated for an MTV European Music Award for her MTV Push Feature last year. Voting begins today (October 4th) at 12:00 CET. You can vote here… http://www.mtvema.com/vote#best-push With Hayley Kiyoko’s shocking upset victory at the VMAs a couple of...

Grace & Cyn: Sisters From another Mister?

Grace released a cover of 24-year-old Michigan-born artist CYN (Cynthia Nabozny) “I’ll Still Have Me” yesterday.   It was a beautiful song, sung beautifully by Grace (as is her habit), and as Grace often does with her covers, she introduced me to an artist with...

Grace VanderWaal: Fender Signature Series Artist

Try this out, see how it sounds: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Grace VanderWaal… While some musical instrument retailers have already been taking orders for several weeks, and others have yet to list them, Monday the 2nd of October, 2018 is marked as the official...

What is Grace’s New Sound?

So, Grace says she’s found her sound… BUT WHAT IS IT? Recently Grace in an interview, when asked about her new music, said she had found her sound. But what does she mean by this? How has her music changed? What exactly is her new sound? Let’s take a few...