In Praise of Imperfection

“So, you know, some of the stuff you were playing, maybe the notes were wrong,…your voice is a little bit croaky at times, and, but that is what makes you perfect.” -Simon Cowell In the aftermath of Grace VanderWaal’s audition airing for AGT Season 11, many of...

The Radio Problem: A Disconnect From Reality

Be forewarned, the article below concerns music industry trends and Grace’s career, and further dares to mention the careers of other artists as examples of how difficult it can be to get onto the radar of radio programmers. Should such things trigger you, though I...

Unpredictable Grace

Hello everyone! I know it has been a minute since the last one but only because writing has been a bit of a struggle, but mostly because school hates me and I have exams coming up! Yay me! Anyways. Today is the two month anniversary of the ‘Stray’ music...

The Welcome Return of “Soon”

Now, I’ve been burned by “soon” before, but I’ve got a better feeling about Grace’s latest Instagram post: “I have something for youuuuuu s o o n” Last month (March 13th) Grace revealed on the Zach Sang Show that her plan was to release another single in April...

Faith in “Stargirl”

On Thursday of last week the Mouse House held their Disney Investors Day Webcast 2019 and made their first semi-public announcement of their Disney+ streaming service. I say “semi-public” because while the speakers were shown on stage discussing the new service over...

Lyrical Grace: The New Website Feature

The VanderVault is proud to announce a brand new feature to our site: the lyrics to every complete Grace song. www.VanderVault.org/lyrics Not only have we listed all the lyrics, we’ve also vetted them to the best our ears could manage; gone are the days of...

Building Grace: The Producer

With Grace filming more/reshooting select scenes for “Stargirl” this past week in New Mexico, things have quieted to a level I can’t recall ever experiencing before in the GraceVerse. I believe the reshoots for “Stargirl” have likely thrown a wrench into the release...

Grace VanderWaal on the Moral High Ground

[NOTE: Recently in comments on Grace’s YouTube music videos, a couple of posters have used the term “sellout”, without elaboration. What follows is an exploration of the term and its context, as well as a view as to what puts Grace the Artist beyond such concerns.]...