Whiplash was an album born out of change. The debut of Toronto artist GRAE centers upon the artist’s personal transformations: her life-altering decisions, momentary realizations, and stunning periods of confusion. It’s a collection of tracks ambitious in their arrangements yet sincere in their sentiment as they recount the ever-complicated emotions surrounding heartbreak, self-discovery, and personal growth.
We caught up with the GRAE ahead of Whiplash and asked her to curate a playlist for us. The result is a mix colored with nostalgia perfect for reflecting on what was and what could have been. Read GRAE’s thoughts and listen to the playlist, below:
I’m a very nostalgic person. I think about the past too much and I love a great cry. If astrology means anything to you, I’m a cancer moon and rising – so maybe that explains it. Otherwise, I don’t know why I am the way I am. Being sentimental is one of my greatest personality traits and how I love to spend my spare time. I reminisce about my teenage years although they kinda sucked, and I think about the hundreds of hours I spent listening to Prince or any of the music my dad played in the house. I put on these tunes and I drown in my own tears (could be happy, or sad…) as I stare at the ceiling and float away into my own thoughts.
Listen and pick up a copy of GRAE’s new album ‘Whiplash’ out now via AWAL.