Sunday Edition: “Stargirl”, New Mexico & Merch

A handful of things to cover in this first true Sunday Edition of The VanderVault Times Op-Ed; The first concert date of 2019 was announced on March 27th that Grace will be playing the Railbird Music Festival in Kentucky on Saturday, August 10th! Grace hasn’t been...

Railbird and a 5-Year Plan

Before I get into today’s editorial I want to explain the triptych purpose of these pieces. They are written: To demark a point in Grace’s history as it’s happening in real time. To entertain and, when possible, provide information and insight. To stir up conversation...

Fresh Wave of New YouTubers Covering Grace’s Music

I am most delighted to report a marked uptick in the number of YouTube posts made by musicians who are covering Grace Vanderwaal’s music. This is the trend since three weeks ago, around the time of the release of “Stray”. Then, with the release of movie “Wonder Park”...

Grace VanderWaal Song Catalogue

VanderVault Contributing Writer Søren Skaarup has gathered together a list of all the songs Grace has written, and performed. He admits it’s a working list and welcomes additions to the list he may have missed. Traversing the Graceverse I regularly stumble...

An End to the VanderVault Daily Editorials

The last week and a day have been revelatory for me, not only as a dedicated Grace fan, but as someone trying to run a platform dedicated to supporting Grace as well as reporting and analysing the latest Grace news. In light of recent minor controversies, begun here...

The 10,000 Hour Prodigy

This article may inadvertently cover some ground discussed in the comments thread from yesterday’s article, though I began writing it Tuesday night, so I assure you (and the rest of the staff here at the Vault can vouch for me) that any similarities are not...

The Pitfall of Armchair Managing

If you’ll humour me, I’d like to address why it is I care so much, perhaps too much, about Grace’s career, and how that passion can sometimes make me overzealous, unduly anxious, and a bit of (okay, very much) a control freak. I’ve said it before, even recently,...

Grace VanderWaal: Starwoman

In the run-up to the premiere of Stargirl on the Disney+ streaming service, now stated in recent interviews to be in February 2020, it’s important to examine the changing state of both Grace and her fanbase, in order to get a sense of what might be expected when the...

Hideaway Appreciation

Busy day today… just some quick thoughts to get a conversation started… this observation / opinion came up in a behind-the-scenes exchange (hence the reference to stuff that had been said earlier), but we realized it might provide a serviceable...

Happy to be a Vault Member

The VanderVault’s subscriber base has doubled over the course of the last few months, and while only a small subset of subscribers participate actively in the Op-Ed discussions, many more check in on a regular basis to read the articles, and (hopefully also) the...

The “New” Grace (Part I)

This article may be a bit premature to discuss what, with accuracy, the “New” Grace look and sound actually are considering just how small the sample size is so far with only one studio recording of a new song in “Stray” and a live performance of “You’re...

Hideaway – Not So Hidden After All!

Grace VanderWaal’s latest single “Hideaway”, written by others and recorded over a year ago for the troubled film “Wonder Park” has been released.   I like the single, it’s sweet, whimsical, and perfect for a children’s...

Graceful Expectations: Managed

After the tempest of anxiety and heightened emotions I manifested in my editorial yesterday, exacerbated terrifically by the minefield-ridden interview with Mario Lopez, the longer form, and far more chill, interview on the Zach Sang Show was exactly what the doctor...

Why Has Hideaway Been Hidden Away?

Let me preface this editorial with an explanation of the role I feel the VanderVault plays in Grace’s fandom. The Vault 100% supports Grace. We do not support anything that hinders Grace, and if we feel that her label, a film production studio, a management...

Graceful Fashion at the Wonder Park Premiere

How does a 15 year old girl carry off a red carpet look in the middle of the day for the premiere of an animated feature film? If you’re Grace VanderWaal you do it with great style! In ruffles! Wonder Park premiere in LAOn trend: @GraceVanderWaal , 15, opted for a...

Grace’s Hideaway

Well, the Queen of Mystery strikes again, completely blindsiding us with not only another red-carpet fashion statement at the premiere of Paramount Pictures new animated theatrical release “Wonder Park”, but also with a new song featured on the soundtrack of the same...

The Synchronicity of the Two “Stargirls”

The new DC Universe streaming service this year will debut “Stargirl”, an original television series about a teenage girl who moves from Los Angeles to Nebraska, in a fish-out-of-water story.The catch, of course, is that the character also happens to have superpowers....

Why Grace Won AGT

I want to be right up front that I am not an expert on talent shows, and the opinions I do have are hugely Grace-slanted, but I do have some points that I feel are worthy of discussion, so here goes. The 2016 season of AGT appeared to have had an unusual number of...

Graceful Interpretation

In my anticipation of more new music from Grace I have indulged in some deep thinking. Not the philosophical kind but rather; ‘what could be possible enough to be likely’ type of thinking, at least in regards to what we might find on Grace’s new LP/EP...

Grace Ain’t Tryin’ to be Billie Eilish

I am partially to blame for the constant comparisons (career path comparisons) between Grace and 17-year-old singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, at least on this channel/forum. In my defence the comparisons are also brought up frequently to Grace herself by fans during...

The View of “Stray” From Canada

Hello everyone! Today is currently February 23, the day after the release of “Stray”. It is currently 8:21 in the morning and I have just woken up. The first thing that was playing in my head when I woke up today was “Stray”. It’s such a...

State of Grace (New VanderVault Feature)

It’s a slow news day today in the Graceverse, so I hope you won’t mind us taking the time to make a couple of Vault-specific announcements. The VanderVault team has been, as it always is, hard at work expanding the services we provide our followers,...

Graceful Expectations vs. Reality

Here’s the reality: “Stray” is a beautiful, thoughtful, emotional and personal song from Grace that her core fans can get behind. It’s also a bold new and more mature sound for Grace. “Stray” has not yet set the world on fire, but...

Grace VanderWaal: Artist

After Friday’s debate here in the Op-Ed forum about whether or not Grace should entertain the idea of designing, or lending her name, to a fashion line, and also following Grace’s statements regarding her decision to no longer pursue a career as an actor,...

Grace’s Music in Popular Culture

On the recent Season 3 premiere of of the NBC reality competition show World of Dance, junior contemporary dancer Lauren Yakima’s routine was critiqued by the panel of judges over a backing track of popular music. In this case, the song was Grace VanderWaal’s...

Grace VanderWaal: Fashion Maven/Designer/Collection?

Zendaya dropped teases of her Spring 2019 collection with Tommy Hilfiger from that designer last week on Instagram and Twitter. The young and very successful actress and singer is not new to the fashion scene as she has been a fashion model for years and has had her...