How Did Grace Get G-Eazy on Her Remake of 'You Don't Own Me'?
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Grace Sewell, known simply by her stage name, Grace, is about to take the music world by storm. It was love at first sound for us when we were first introduced to the Australian native at a showcase back in April, and we've fallen harder ever since.
C: You have a very unique and interesting voice for an 18-year-old. Who was your musical inspiration growing up?
G: "My mom used to play a lot of soul and Motown. I grew up listening to artists like Aretha Franklin and grew into listening to artists like Amy Winehouse and Chaka Khan."
C: When did you get serious about music and start wanting to turn it into a career?
G: "I've always kind of felt like it was what I was meant to do. I discovered pretty young that I could sing and had a passion for it, so I've been singing for as long as I can remember. But I started taking it seriously when I was like 13. I never had a plan B - it was all or nothing."
C: Not a bad decision so far! Your EP, Memo, is now released.
G: "It's going good! I'm very happy that it's finally out. It's something I've been creating and working on for the last year or so, so I'm excited."
C: Can you share anything about your upcoming debut album?
G: "Yeah, I'm actually working on the album now. So it should be coming out by the end of the year, fingers crossed. I've been working with a bunch of people trying to finish it up, but it's coming along nicely."
C: You got G-Eazy on your remake of "You Don't Own Me"! How did that come about?
G: "We're on the same label [RCA] in America and our managers are friends as well. We were in the studio one day and we played him the song, he liked it and it all kind of fell into place."
C: Will fans be surprised by your debut album's sound?
G: "I think it's going to be pretty similar to the EP. It's definitely going to be soul and Motown inspired. I'm growing as a writer and as a person, growing up a little bit more, but it'll be the same thing."