Two New Songs Coming & a Summer Tour

Exciting news today (it’s actually a few days old, but I just got confirmation last night). Big shout-out to Vault subscriber and supporter Swizzer67 for tipping us to an interview tvgroove.com held with Grace in which she dropped three nuclear info-bombs. 1....

Grace: The Multiple-Genre Artist. Right, Columbia?

It’s a bit early to be critical of Columbia on the topic of today’s editorial, but when did that ever stop me? While perusing the charts this morning (not necessarily looking for Grace yet, it’s just something I do to try to stay informed for these...

Grace’s New Music Appeal

I’ve seen several comments in the Vault’s discussion forums, as well as others on Facebook and Twitter bemoaning how Grace’s new jazz/pop/folk fusion sound won’t appeal to the mainstream, how she’ll have to satisfy herself with a level of...

Grace the Actor: One and Done?

Fredee Ziffel asked what I thought of Grace’s revelatory answer in her interview with “Galore” magazine that she would likely not pursue acting any further than filling the title role in “Stargirl”. “Is acting something you hope to continue to pursue in the...

Stray, the Experience

Kaedene also wrote a two-part “Lyrical Grace” entry, analysing the lyrics of “Stray” before it was released. Click here to read part I and part II. The day before her song and music video was released Grace did a live performance at the Slipper...

Lyrical Grace: “Stray” (Part II)

In my last article I gave my meaning to the lyrics to Grace’s new song Stray up to the second verse. Since then, I have watched the live performance of Stray, heard the audio version, and watched the music video. Also, I read articles of her explaining what the song...

Stray is a Watershed Moment in Grace’s Career

“Stray” will likely go down, alongside “I Don’t Know My Name” (IDKMN), as the most important in her career, and as a reflection of a critical point in her life. IDKMN recounts Grace’s struggle to take ownership of her self-identity, to cast off the desire to fit in...

Lyrical Grace: “Stray” (Part I)

“Stray” is finally here everyone, and I’m satisfied. Are you satisfied?Was it worth the wait?Heck yeah it was!Let me tell you how satisfying it was for me.I felt like a dying plant suffering eternally in a drought, longing and praying and hoping for even a tear...

”Stray” Rocks, With a Bullet?

Lots to cover this morning, all based on 26 amazing seconds. Grace dropped a video teaser for “Stray” yesterday afternoon, and it’s everything I wanted, but dared not to hope for; it was edgy, it was atmospheric, it was cool, and it featured…electric guitar...

Graceful Direction

Before I begin today’s editorial, a big thank-you to everyone who joined us yesterday to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the VanderVault, the launch of our brand new website, and the debut of the first trailer for our documentary due out this summer;...

I Now Know My Name

One year ago today the VanderVault Digital Archive Project was launched in earnest. We, which includes Ernst Müllner and Todd Baysinger, had debuted a bare-bones website a couple of weeks before that contained little more than disclaimers phrased in legalese that we...

Clearly, This New Single Won’t Stray Like Last Year?

A lot of understandable kvetching has been going on over the last two days in the comments section of our 3rd Edition Op-Ed (keep an eye out for the 4th Edition to release tomorrow). I get it, they’re the same complaints I’ve made dozens of times, so let’s take a...

The Calm Before a Graceful Storm

Enjoy this quiet Sunday, the day before Presidents’ Day in the U.S. for our American readers and Grace fans. This may be the last time you have to enjoy the “old” Grace, the one we had pretty much to ourselves. Yes, Grace has over 3 million Instagram followers,...

“Stray” Dropping February 22nd!

“Just give me a drop date. All I need is to know when and what’s coming. Give me a title….anything?” Well, now we have it. “Soon” is next Friday, February 22nd, 2019, it’s a single and it’s called…and this gives me...

The Lure of Saturday Night Live

If new Grace music is truly imminent, the VanderWaal publicity machine will once again fully engage, ramping up both social and practical media to maximum potential. The recent total blackout of all hints and sneak peeks, coupled with the creation of a music video...

Love Letter From Grace on Valentine’s Day

Grace sent out a letter (old school snail mail) to select fans that started arriving yesterday (or possibly sooner), that leaked Wednesday afternoon. Attached to the letter were the drop date for new music; Friday, February 22nd, 2019, as well as a poster… View this...

Gracing New York Fashion Week

View this post on Instagram 11.02.2019 From Access Video on YouTube, Grace VanderWaal, Sofia Coppola and more front row for the Anna Sui Fashion Show in NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=homhSYbpe9I @gracevanderwaal #gracevanderwaal * * #PerfectlyImperfect...

Grace on the Town & on a Bike in the Desert!

I’ve asked our Vault Fashion Editor to write up a proper article regarding Grace’s attendance at the Anna Sui fashion show last night as part of New York Fashion Week. We’re hoping to have that for you tomorrow. In the meantime… View this post on Instagram @annasui...

Graceless Grammy Night

The 2019 Grammy Awards were held last night and not an ounce of Grace was to be found, save for a duet that should have happened, but didn’t. I’m referring to the Shawn Mendes duet of “It Isn’t In My Blood” with Miley Cyrus who stole that...

Graceful New Chord Progressions

Taking a short break from our ongoing coverage of all things Disney+, and analysis of what the currently unfolding developments in the streaming market may portend for Grace VanderWaal’s future successes in acting, music and other fields we haven’t even considered...

New Options for Grace With Disney beyond Disney+

I opinionated earlier this week that Disney+ would likely not include rated R programming, or distinctly adult oriented programming, on its service, and I still hold to that prediction, but more news has surfaced from that investor’s call on Tuesday at which...

Grace is a “National Treasure”

“Stargirl”, and Academy Award nominated “La La Land” producer, Jordan Horowitz, in a tweet earlier this week, referred to Grace as a “national treasure”. She’s a national treasure.— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) February 6,...

Music Video Related Teases Have Been Engaged

Grace has begun teasing us with photos and short videos from the set of the music video she shot in the desert in January 18th. The first teases were from the makeup trailer where through the open door behind her could be seen a scrubby desert landscape. View this...

Grace & Female Empowerment in the Studio

Maria Paula López-Hermida Russo, of Grace VanderWaal News posted the announcement last week regarding the Women In The Mix: Producer & Engineering Inclusion Initiative and how Grace had signed on as a supporter. Essentially, it commits those signed to the...

Touring in 2019: Possibilities

Since Saturday’s YouTube livestream with Grace and her childhood friend Juliana, where Grace mentioned that a tour was “in the plan” for 2019, FanderWaals have been abuzz at what said tour might look like. In yesterday’s editorial I listed the...

Grace: Music is My Passion

For those of you who haven’t yet seen the latest Livestream from Grace and her best childhood friend Juliana on their bizarrely named YouTube channel “Mommys on the Go”, you can check it out here… There were many small things revealed and confirmed last night,...

Grace’s Heady Company at Columbia

VanderVault subscriber and frequent commenter Eric H. asked a question on that monster thread from Wednesday; “A label focused on the bottom line is not where Grace belongs. I don’t know enough to judge where Grace’s label stands”. For all the grief I give...

February 2019: Big Month Ahead!

Here it is, February: Groundhog Day, The Super Bowl, The Grammys, Valentine’s Day, The Oscars, and new music from Grace (presumably)! Yeah, I still have to put a caveat on that as we don’t have official word that new music from Grace will drop this month, but I can’t...