19-year-old Avery Grace is a singer-songwriter originally hailing from Santa Cruz, California. Being the type of person who listens to a wide variety of artists, genres, and music in general, Avery Grace showcases her variety of influences in the music that she creates.
Mainly experimenting with the buoyant sounds of Pop, she is eager to tackle the world of Pop Punk, Pop Rock, and Alternative, while not limiting herself to be placed in a particular box.
Fresh off the release of her debut EP, ‘Bummer,’ Avery Grace has us hooked on the project's lead single, “you got it.” Dazzling us with the soothing essence reigning from the delicate ambiance of the instrumentation, we can’t help but feel as if we’re floating in a realm of intimacy in the form of authentic traits.
As soon as Avery Grace’s angelic croons come pouring into the speakers, we’re fixated on how they cascade in such an effortless manner. The smooth as butter notes send you to an elevated dimension of therapy, and for moments, you get lost in the array of empowering hues that douse you in familiar ways.
The entire thesis laced into the brilliant words strung together in “you got it,” tie back to a relationship that Avery Grace was a part of. Being told how to act, look, and move, she embodies particular confidence that comes from the strength one earns when saying goodbye to a situation that ushers you into change that isn’t beneficial for you.
While we pick up on exactly what she’s putting down, we also find ourselves swimming in a pool of much more than she has to offer. Through the resilience displayed in the lyrical motifs, she casts out. ‘But now, I’m finally free,’ are the words that have us hanging onto the liberation that listening to this record instills within us.
Hello Avery Grace and welcome to BuzzMusic. We absolutely love the message that you send out in “you got it.” With this being a familiar subject that many can relate to, did you make this song with the intention to speak into others’ lives?
Thank you and totally! I want to make music that not only I can connect with, but listeners can as well. That’s very important to me. I think music, whether making it or listening to it, is such a beautiful way to cope with life. So, yes, I did make this song with the intention of other people connecting to it as well.
Could you please shine a light on the creative process that you embarked on when bringing this song to life? Did you have to transport yourself to a different state of mind, or did the poignant lyrics come to you in your natural state?
When writing “you got it” and all of my songs, there are lots of things that inspire me. Personal experiences inspire me, my friends’ lives inspire me, emotions inspire me, movies inspire me, and so on. For “you got it”, I tapped into the state of mind that I was in when I was involved with a person who told me to control basically everything about me to fit what they wanted. Instead of writing about the pain of that relationship, I wanted “you got it” to be about the aftermath. This song comes from a place of empowerment because I did change due to that person. But, instead of changing for them, I grew and changed to better myself. I changed into someone who would never be with or around them or anyone who wanted to control or manipulate me. Overall, I would say that I write my music by both transporting to a different state of mind and by gathering inspiration in my natural state. Some days I can sit down and write a song by tapping into memory or emotion. Other days, I’ll be driving and random lyrics will float in my head.
Tapping into such a vulnerable storyline that pertains to your life, what are you hoping that your audience takes away from the messaging in “you got it?"
I hope that anyone who has been told that they should change who they are for the benefit of someone else realizes that someone who asks is not worth any time or energy. It’s toxic and manipulative to try and control another person. This song is about empowerment. I hope that people listen to this song and feel strong and inspired to be themselves. I hope that people listen to this song and feel motivated to rethink the toxicity in their lives and leave the negativity behind. It can be hard and sometimes I need to take my own advice. Overall, I hope people who listen to "you got it" can relate to the story in one way or another. Or just dance to it. That's cool too.
What has been the proudest moment of your artistic career this far?
Honestly just that people listen to my music. A little over a year and a half ago, I never thought my music would leave my bedroom. So, the fact that people from all over the world have heard my songs is incredible to me. I still can’t believe it.