Gracie and Rachel Vinyl
DEBUT RECORD OUT NOW!
about the artist:
Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. Their music pits anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance on their self-titled debut, and their live show is equal parts fierce drama and delicate intimacy.
The duo announced this debut record in April via NPR alongside the introspective video for “Only A Child.” Released on June 23rd, the self-titled record quickly won the hearts of NPR fans who voted them to #4 on NPR’s Your Favorite New Artists 2017, with Bob Boilen describing the music as having, “a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” Boilen brought them to the famed NPR Tiny Desk to record a session that was released on November 1. The duo has also been featured on Paste (in-studio session), Nylon, Ladygunn, Blackbook, and Under the Radar amongst other notable outlets.
The music is a compelling juxtaposition of Gracie’s piano and lead vocals and Rachel’s violin and voice, augmented with stark percussion. The nine orchestral-pop songs on Gracie and Rachel tell a story that’s rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless, or triumphed in subverting expectations imposed from without.
Gracie and Rachel