4 Songs, 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Toronto's GRAE doesn’t just sing about men behaving badly—she treats her songs like title fights, all dramatic entrances, killer-stare tension, and lyrics that land like uppercuts. On the New Girl EP’s namesake opener, she sets her crosshairs on a philandering boyfriend (who’s hooked up with “the one you told me not to worry about”) before sending him to the mat with stabs of strings and a ’90s-R&B kick, while “Woman’s World” shouts back at catcalling bros with a killer hook straight out of the Destiny’s Child empowerment anthem playbook. But GRAE reveals a more vulnerable side on the atmospheric ballad “Fade to Black,” an unflinching account of growing up with an alcoholic mother.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Toronto's GRAE doesn’t just sing about men behaving badly—she treats her songs like title fights, all dramatic entrances, killer-stare tension, and lyrics that land like uppercuts. On the New Girl EP’s namesake opener, she sets her crosshairs on a philandering boyfriend (who’s hooked up with “the one you told me not to worry about”) before sending him to the mat with stabs of strings and a ’90s-R&B kick, while “Woman’s World” shouts back at catcalling bros with a killer hook straight out of the Destiny’s Child empowerment anthem playbook. But GRAE reveals a more vulnerable side on the atmospheric ballad “Fade to Black,” an unflinching account of growing up with an alcoholic mother.

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