We have an exclusive interview with emerging artist Grace Young-Christie, a young woman of only 16 whose first single has recently been released – and we’ve used it as the backing track to our new video, coming soon!
KitSound: Hey Grace, thank you so much for sitting down with us. We’d love to get to know you a little better, so we’ve got some quick fire questions to start off with! What is your favourite meal
Grace: Noodles, definitely.
KitSound: And if you could learn one language overnight, what would it be?
Grace: Erm . . . Chinese, or Japanese. Can I learn both?
KitSound: Which mythical animal would you bring to life?
Grace: Unicorn – I’ve loved these forever!
KitSound: And what really inspires you?
Grace: Sunsets where the sky is a blazing mass of pink and orange.
KitSound: Awesome, thanks Grace! So how did you get started with music?
Grace: My parents say that I was singing before I was talking! I self-taught myself the piano by the age of ten, and I’ve started teach myself the guitar too.
KitSound: Did you perform from a young age?
Grace: No, not at all – I get anxious about singing in front of other people, and so it wasn’t until I was 13 that I actually performed in front of a large crowd. I sang ‘Stay’ by Rihanna at a local Christmas talent show and although I felt as though I was going to pass out, I managed to sing – and I won. I couldn’t believe it.
KitSound: And is that how you came to sing your first single, ‘Always Come Back Home’?
Grace: Not really – it was a favour for my Dad, who’s always been a musician who works with you guys at KitSound. He’d mentioned that I love singing, and so when they were working on this track they invited me to do the vocals. I never thought that it would take off like this, let alone have a single on iTunes!
KitSound: What was it like, recording ‘Always Come Back Home’.
Grace: Incredible. Ryan (Shaw) and Ilana (Lorraine) were so professional, and they really taught me so much about making a song. They are so knowledgeable, and I gained some really great advice for my vocals.
KitSound: Where do you want your career to go next?
Grace: I was really inspired by Ilana, and I’m studying Music and Creative Writing at College now so I’d love to be a singer/songwriter. Music for me is not about being famous; I really want to connect with people through the lyrics and melodies that I sing. Hopefully ‘Always Come Back Home’ is the first step towards that.