It’s really hard not to spiral and fall into old habits.
Baker Grace has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving landscape of pop music. Hailing from the shores of Weehawken, NJ, this rising singer-songwriter is not your typical girl-next-door. Loaded with talent, wisdom, and a unique perspective, Baker Grace is set to captivate audiences with her thoughtful yet frank, honest, and vulnerable take on the challenges of contemporary life. As she continues to shoot for the stars, you’re going to want to remember the name, as there is no doubt Grace will move on to bigger things in the artistic future,
Growing up under the musical guidance of her father, Baker Grace immersed herself in the world of music at an early age, mastering the guitar, piano, and vocal artistry. Her debut EP, “Girl I Know,” marked the beginning of a grand musical adventure in 2019, securing her a record deal at 16. Four of her songs also found a home on Hulu's feature film “Last Survivors,” solidifying her presence in the industry. Often tackling complex themes like mental health, since coming onto the scene with “Girl I Know,” Grace has only gone from strength to strength. She refuses to compromise on her artistic vision, resulting in catchy, high-quality releases that have left listeners yearning for more.
Keeping with her propensity for releases that feel deeper than they may initially appear, Baker Grace’s latest single, “Painkiller,” ventures into the complex realms of addiction and validation-seeking, serving as a metaphor for the struggles of her generation. Collaborating with Juno award-winning producer Dajaun Martineau, the track unfolds against a mysterious musical backdrop, creating an expansive canvas for Grace's sultry voice to deliver subtly uplifting lyrics. In just over three minutes, Baker Grace transforms the darker narrative of mental struggles into a sexy story of hope, self-love, and presence, putting in a passionate vocal performance that cuts straight through to your heart.
Baker Grace’s latest release, “Painkiller,” is a moody, catchy, and profound offering that takes a hard look at addiction and how validation seeking can quickly turn into the same. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream “Painkiller”, available now on all majour streaming platforms. Check out the captivating music video as well, available on YouTube.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Baker Grace. We loved “Painkiller,” we had to ask you! What was the creative process like for this song?
Thank you! “Painkiller” was a fun song to write. It started with a voice memo I recorded on my piano at home. The lyric that stood out was, the promise of more is a powerful force that’s consuming the peace in your mind.” My producer and I used the chord progression from the voice memo and wrote the song on electric guitar. We wanted to honor that one line and create a song about lasting happiness. I wanted it to be fun and sexy because there’s nothing more attractive than being confident, present, and loving who you are.
What was your favorite part of bringing the vision for the music video to life?
My favorite part was shooting the actual video. I love being in front of a camera and taking on the persona of my music. Working with the director, Zac Stracener was also super fun. He is a good friend, and we get each other creatively, making the whole process a lot easier. We shot the video from 5 pm to 5 am at a Charlotte, North Carolina diner. It is always amazing to see the result of all the preparation and hard work.
What do you think is the most important feature for an artist to have?
The most important feature for an artist to have is something to say and the ability to emote it. I think an artist's job is to give meaning to the talent and creativity that music requires. It starts with being vulnerable and genuine because no one will feel what you’re saying if you don’t feel it yourself.
If your listeners could take one thing away from your music, what would it be and why?
I want people to know that there’s strength in vulnerability. We can’t let go of our pain if we are afraid to feel it. We can’t reach the light at the end of the tunnel if we’re afraid of the dark.
What’s next for Baker Grace? Can we expect to hear more new music soon, and is there anything you want to say to your fans?
I will post covers and unreleased demos on social media until the end of the year. A Christmas song and cover are also coming out on YouTube. New music and live shows will be in 2024, so follow me (@bakergracemusic) to stay up to date.