Grace & Dream Producers

Disclaimer: This isn’t a slam on Ido Zmishlany or Greg Wells’ abilities as producers as both are at the top of the food chain in the music industry. I have no complaints about the works of either; in fact I’m going kind of crazy with anticipation waiting for the music...

New Music: The Game is Afoot?

Grace posted, via IG Stories, a picture of her and Sarah Broms of Columbia Records, the woman who was carrying Grace around on her back during the “So Much More Than This” music video shoot.   View this post on Instagram   @GraceVanderWaal via Instagram...

Grace Teases New Music: Really

Grace, herself, posted two Instagram Stories yesterday, one that featured her long-time producer Ido Zmishlany playing guitar to a vocal track that seemed to be scrambled, and another that featured the top half of Grace’s face listening to or singing along with (not...

Grace Under Pressure

Grace appears to be a natural performer and is supremely talented. Yet, Grace’s journey thus far has not been without fear and apprehension. Imagine your twelve year old self following in the same footsteps as Grace for the last two years. I suspect you would have...

Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me

“Opening my eyes Seems like it gets harder sometimes Look at the skylight Would you be mad at me if I tried running away to it in the night? I tried to fight But I’m not strong enough I just want you here but I also wanna be alone I don’t know what I...

Acting With Grace

Grace, with her acting career, is beginning near the top, in many ways. She is the title character in a film produced by the biggest movie studio (Disney via Buena Vista Studios) on the planet (27% market share). Yes, “Stargirl” is being developed specifically for the...

New Music Drop Predictions

Happy Black Friday everyone! The busiest shopping day of the year has me thinking of buying music, buying Grace’s music, music I haven’t heard before, but it’s not here yet. When will it drop, single, singles, or something more? That’s the million dollar question, and...

Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving today in the United States, where the majority of our readers, and two of our Vault staffers live (two others are Canadian (myself included), a Norwegian and an Austrian). Very importantly, it’s also Thanksgiving for the VanderWaals, and to...

Lyrical Grace: Sick of Being Told

Hi everyone! I’m finally back again with another article! It’s been a while, but I’ve finally found the time to write. I decided today I would break down one of Grace’s songs. I know they’ve all been done at this point, but I figured it...

Grace & Music Videos: Past & Future

As most of you probably have done recently, I’ve been thinking about Grace’s new music, and specifically what Grace’s next music video will look like. There are many parts of Grace’s music videos that I think are brilliant: for example the “in her room” segments of...

2019 & the Evolution of Grace VanderWaal

Today is our first genuine winter weather event in Ottawa (even though that awful season is still over a month away). It’s got me in a 2019 state of mind, projecting me a bit further forward than I might otherwise find myself. When I close my eyes and imagine what...

Grace Racing toward the Bubble

Can you feel it? In your bones? That sensation of an impending… breakthrough? Grace has been building “under the radar” momentum since last spring when she began touring with Imagine Dragons, then recording new music that she wrote entirely on her own with Greg Wells...

Stargirl Cast and Crew: Karan Brar

In the production of “Stargirl”, no one in front of the cameras personifies the concept of Disney child star better than Karan Brar. Brar, cast as Leo’s friend and sidekick Kevin, joins the production after a busy decade of television and movie acting both inside and...

It’s a Wrap!

Though there is still footage to be shot for the film, notably the “Octillion ball” shoot to be filmed between the 13th and 15th, the wrap party for “Stargirl” was held last night. It’s been wonderful to see Grace having so much fun on the set, combined with a bit of...

Grace’s New Single & the Timing of the Thing

Grace will drop a new single, what sounds like a very catchy single, within that ever elusive “soon” time frame. What’s the difference between this single and those that have come before? Timing. Whereas Grace’s earlier singles were simply to advance her own career...

FANatical (Part III):  The Genre-Less World

Growing up in the 80’s or 90’s it was easy to identify yourself musically when asked what was your favorite Band or Artist. The answer immediately defined the Genre of Music you were interested in and often would determine the compatibility of ensuing friendships....

One Year, One Fan: Miles Beining

It’s crazy how much change a year can bring. I am far from the person I was at this time last year, yet still close to the same. I just cringed my way through a vlog I made exactly one year ago to this day, and man…. let’s just say self-improvement is a good...

Just The Beginning: One Year Later

It’s amazing to think that a year has already passed since Grace released her first LP, though at the same time so much has happened that it’s incredible to imagine how it all could have unfolded in such a short amount of time. I’m very, very, guilty of being...

Stargirl Cast & Crew: Julia Hart (Director)

When Grace auditioned for Director Julia Hart for the title role of Stargirl, Hart knew “almost immediately” that Grace was the right actor to play the character in her next film. We immediately agreed with her choice. Grace’s previous experience with acting was thin...

Stargirl & Awards Contention

While I’ve waxed about the chances, and strategies, to gain Oscar recognition for “Stargirl” in a previous editorial, or at least the performances within it, the more I think about it the less likely I believe it is that Disney will attempt such a thing. It all...

Love Stargirl?

According to Deadline.com, in the latest announced series to be produced for the Disney Streaming Service (still no official name for the service as yet) featuring Marvel comics characters who do not have their own film franchise, the service is targeting a launch...