Lately I’ve Been Daydreaming: Grace, Thank You!

For all the whining, complaining, pouting, tantrum-throwing, and ranting that’s going on lately (I’m talking about myself only), Grace took pity on us late last night and gave us a beautiful gift. A new song the title of which I’m guessing is “Lately, I’ve Been...

Minor News (Mostly Conjecture) Mashup

Day 304*, still waiting. While browsing all news even remotely Grace related, I came across several minor subjects that shouldn’t slip past unnoticed, but none were of sufficient gravity to base an entire article around, so today we’ll have a bit of a...

303 Days

Where do I start? How do I try to explain how I feel right now? There have been so many times when a notification comes up on my Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram accounts where my heart just stops, and my mind and body go numb. I feel like I suddenly can’t breathe and...

Director Julia Hart’s “Fast Color”

As usual, it’s a slow news day in the Graceverse, but we can give some love to Grace’s collaborators, in this case director/writer Julia Hart and her husband/co-writer/executive producer Jordan Horowitz. They filmed a movie called “Fast Color” months before beginning...

Friends, Big Dreams & “Soon”

I was up late last night working on a host of projects for the Vault. Sometimes it feels like we’re racing against Grace and her team, trying to get things done in time for the new music to drop. The good news, for everyone, is that Grace looks like she is...

Grace in The Musical Landscape of 2019

Bear with me while we wait for news from Grace’s camp regarding the new single. I’d like to take a look at, not Grace’s competition, per se, but rather what is charting this week (album and EP-wise) to try and determine whether or not Grace has to lean in any...

So So Soon… Around the Corner… Hold On

Not a lot of news today, but I have a bit of conjecture (shocking, I know). Yesterday Grace’s producer Greg Wells posted this on IG (A picture of a bear about to devour a salmon swimming upstream)…   View this post on Instagram   Do you understand how long...

Grace in the Desert

I took one day off and look at what happens! I’m not even going to try to compete with what Kaedene Powell dropped on us yesterday, I’m just going to have to keep calm and type on. Not only did the Vault get a new superstar writer yesterday in Kaedene, but we also got...

Cause After All, I’m Grace VanderWaal

As I lay in my bed trying to sleep, I suddenly feel the urge to write this and then I find myself not having the right words. Help. These few words are entire thoughts exactly: I literally cannot wait for new music from Grace! I know the time is near and the...

Grace’s Voice

I have read more times than I can count, “I could listen to Grace Vanderwaal sing the phone book”, or “when I hear Grace sing, I feel better”. Others have mentioned the endearing rasp in her voice and her ability to generate a strong emotional...

Graceful Rumblings in LA This Week

Grace mentioned in a reply on her Instagram post from Saturday night that she will be in LA a bit later than we initially thought. Should be arriving today or tomorrow, and that she would be shooting a music video while there! Yes, I know, this is old news for those...

Grammy’s Best New Artist – By the Numbers

Today we look at current social, streaming, and sales metrics to compare Grace’s numbers to the eight nominees for this year’s Grammy Best New Artist nominees. Be aware that this is not an attempt to re-argue the choices for this year’s nomination class, or to lay...

Her Royal Highness, Princess Grace of Disney

Prior to auditioning for and winning the role of “Stargirl”, Grace had been turning down the acting roles that were being offered to her, roles she often described as “princesses”. She did this, very wisely, to ensure that when she did make her acting debut, she would...

Grace Has Gone Global

I’ve commented on this before, that Grace has very broad appeal, not just across the ages of her fans, but also geographically. That international appeal has never been more evident than this morning. For the first time, at least that I’ve noticed, Grace...

Grace & Understanding the Streaming War

Though it may be difficult to tell at first, Grace and “Stargirl” do come into play later on in the article. Please stick with me. I’ve been closely following the Streaming War (yep, capitalized) since “Stargirl” was announced, and...

Grace & The Future of Physical Media (CDs)

I was in Walmart today waiting to pick up an order and walked over to the music section. The CD racks were nearly empty, and most of what WAS there were oldies such as Led Zeppelin, The Carpenters, etc. The only new releases I saw were Dumplin (Dolly Parton) and Mary...

A Graceless AGT Champions

Tonight America’s Got Talent Champions begins airing its pre-taped (in September) episodes. Grace didn’t appear on this nightmare “competition” program for many reasons, though the most obvious reason is entirely logistical and non-debatable;...

Grace’s New Album (LP) or EP, & When Will it Drop?

During Grace’s, and her childhood friend Julianna’s, livestream on YouTube last week, one that has since been deleted from the channel they created together, but can still be viewed thanks to Grace VanderWaal News, Grace mentions that she is working on a new album and...

Grace Under Pressure

Grace, you have to release new music. Grace, you have to stick to the sound that brought ya. Grace, you have to stick to one sound and it better be new. Grace, you have to be family friendly. Grace, you have to be edgier. Grace, don’t be so edgy. Grace, only play the...

Finding Grace at Major Music Festivals

So far Grace has only appeared at three music festivals: the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival (hereafter referred to as simply ACL) and at Summerfest and Loveloud as part of Imagine Dragons Evolve tour. Why just these three, and why am I claiming that performing...

2019: The Year of the Female Singer/Songwriter

Not only will Grace drop new music, likely an LP at some point, or an EP at minimum, many of the top female singer/songwriters working today, and hyped up newcomers will also drop new albums this year. Grace will be in good/epic company in 2019 when she releases her...