Grace Mitchell (Interview)

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Grace Mitchell is a teenage popster influenced by piano ballads and avant-garde hip-hop alike. Her sophomore EP, RACEDAY (Casablanca/Republic), is chock-full with genre-blurring hits fueled by indie-pop hooks and trip-hop production. We wanted to know more about the young singer, so we decided to ask her some questions.

You now live in Los Angeles, but you’re a native of Eugene, Oregon. What do you miss the most?

“Running around all over. Being hooligans late at night with burritos.”

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What’s the biggest difference between your debut EP, Design, and your new EP?

“More screaming.”

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Mark Foster of Foster the People and Rich Costey co-produced RACEDAY. How did you meet them?

“Started off pretty much how I meet anyone now days. Like: ‘Grace, you’re meeting a random stranger today. Make sure to divulge all your secrets to them. Hopefully you’ll make something Grammy-worthy. Have fun.'”

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You’re a huge fan of Tori Amos. Most people your age are not familiar with her. How did you discover her?

“By chance, really. My mom was a fan so I became a fan. Otherwise, I may not even know about her.”

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What can we expect from you next?

“Screaming. Lots of screaming and scream-singing. And whisper-screaming.”

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