What If Grace Had A Christmas Album?

After listening to Grace’s Christmas expertise when performing holiday songs, the release of her and Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, and Sia’s 2017 Christmas album, “Everyday Is Christmas”, something occurred to me:...

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...

What If Grace Were In A Band?

Grace is a very talented singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and performer. But what if she, and some other talented musicians decided to combine their efforts and start a band? Let’s dive in. Who would it be with? Grace might decide to do it with some...

Don’t Worry Guys, Grace Will Succeed

I’ve seen quite a few fans talk about Grace as though she might not get true fame ever, that she has less than she currently does, or that she’s not already extremely successful for this stage in her career. And I understand; I have these thoughts too, but if...

What is Grace’s New Sound?

So, Grace says she’s found her sound… BUT WHAT IS IT? Recently Grace in an interview, when asked about her new music, said she had found her sound. But what does she mean by this? How has her music changed? What exactly is her new sound? Let’s take a few...

Music Video Screenplay Proposal: Hope For Change

A lot of music gets a music video, but some, sadly, does not. After all, how could it be logistically possible to give every track on an album a whole cinematic production? It seems a shame however, so here’s an alternative: a fan’s script for a video concept. I’ve...

The Ukulele Revolution, & Grace’s Part in it

So I just got a ukulele for my birthday on Thursday (thank you, Twenty One Pilots and Grace for the inspiration), so I thought “what better a time to talk about the extreme popularity of ukes than now?” Let’s dig in. It all started in 2006, when Jake Shimabukuro went...

Graceful Timbre: A Musical Analysis

Studies have shown that over the years, the general quality, thickness, and nice-soundiness of music, also known as “timbre” has been going down over the years, with synthesizers, drum machines, and vocals being the only instruments in many songs. Sometimes this...

Let Grace Be Grace

It’s easy to get caught up wishing change, or the absence of change, upon those we love, whether that person is someone you know personally or somebody you’re merely a fan of. I’ve seen a lot of that coming from FanderWaals (particularly older ones), and I’ve been...

Grace Should Narrate An Audiobook

This is going to be a rather short article, but I think it’s a cool idea, so I’m gonna go ahead and write it. I’m not sure when it struck me, but earlier today, I had an idea: what if Grace VanderWaal narrated an audiobook? Then I arrived at the conclusion that it...

What Will The Next Album Be Like?

It seems with each new song and cover Grace’s sound evolves a little (or a lot) more. As we await the next LP, probably coming 2019, let’s take some guesses as to what it’s going to be all about. Ben, Melissa and Dylan. What an awesome band! They’re perfectly suited...

Grace + Calpurnia: Terrible Idea or Utter Genius?

We all want Grace to start an indie revolution. We want her to help bring artful pop back into the mainstream, and we know there’s a pretty good chance of this happening, giving everybody in the industry (except for her label, for the time being), seems to love her....

Grace VanderWaal: The Art of Collaboration

A while back, I watched a video essay on how rapper and social critic Kendrick Lamar collaborates with people on music videos and music in general, and I thought I’d do something similar for Grace, with the “Moonlight” video as the primary focus of the discussion. The...

Lyrical Grace: Gossip Girl

Everybody has that ex-friend. The one that always talked about people behind their backs, the one you were embarrassed to be around sometimes because they loudly complained about everything surrounding them, the one you knew in your heart you shouldn’t trust,...

Possible Directions Grace Can Take Her Sound

Hi guys, We all know Grace VanderWaal is a versatile singer-songwriter with an even more diverse taste in music (everything from The Beatles to Ariana Grande to Rex Orange County). Therefore it’s only obvious she’ll be taking her talent to exciting new places in the...

Lyrical Grace: So Much More Than This

Miles Beining provides us with his first entry in our “Lyrical Grace” series, and he did a terrific job. There will, however, be one point of controversy regarding his review. The line ”The whole crowd seems to like me now, ‘cause now they think I’m...

Songs Grace Should Cover

Before we begin, may I just say, together, Grace and her new guitarist, Melissa Dougherty’s smiles could light up the world? I mean, c’mon, she couldn’t have found a nicer person, I can just tell. Alright, let’s get into it. Today I’m counting down the...

How a 14-Year-Old Changed My Life

This article is a little different; it’s not about Grace in the sense that I talk about how great she is, it isn’t a song analysis, it isn’t about her career, etc. It’s none of those things, but it is about her in the sense that I explain what a profound impact...