ARTIST TO WATCH GRACE GAUSTAD DEBUTS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “CREATURE” TODAY
June 11, 2021
Today, rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grace Gaustad released her new single, “Creature.” Listen to it here! On the new single, which Grace wrote, she reflects on the bullying she endured during her time in high school due to her LGBTQ+ identity. In tandem with the release of the single, Grace also debuted the video for the track. Watch it here! The video was directed by Van Alpert. The Advocate premiered the video for the song earlier today. Check it out here!
“Creature” follows the release of “Sandman” from last week, both tracks are from her forthcoming debut album, BLKBX: wht r u hding. Grace will welcome fans and listeners into the world of BLKBX, a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, and multi-sensory world where all are safe and welcome, with a new song and accompanying video weekly this summer, culminating with the album’s twelfth and final track release on August 20th.
Of today’s release, Grace said, “Creature is a song about feeling ugly for the first time in your life. I think most of us hit that point during puberty where all of a sudden, the face and body we’d grown to love starts changing rapidly into someone we no longer recognize. Since these changes cannot be stopped, we have no choice but to embrace our inner creature.”
BLKBX chronicles Grace’s life, shining a light on her experience as a bisexual teen who was gender, body and beauty shamed, and bullied for having a learning disability. The album was created as a safe haven for a generation beset with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, uncontrolled emotions, and tendencies to self-harm to be an outlet for everyone to come and listen and feel safe.
At just 19, Grace has quickly begun establishing herself as a young artist to watch. Earlier this year, she released her sophomore EP, Welcome To Jupiter 1.0. Billboard declared, “There aren’t too many 19-year-olds with the vocal firmness of Grace Gaustad”. Prior to her 2019 debut EP, Human, Grace uploaded a riveting and raw piano and vocal cover of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” that organically caught fire on her Instagram when she was just 16 years old. With over 400k followers on Instagram, the clip has amassed over 25 million views and over 2 million views on YouTube.