Goody Grace: His Journey in Alternative Music and the Bright Future Ahead

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Goody Grace gained musical interest from fans with his cover songs from popular artists like The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. He snagged a once-in-lifetime opportunity that shot his music career in front of a global audience. With so much talent and support behind his name at a young age, Goody Grace is shaping up to be a bonafide star. Grace was born on June 19, 1997, and grew up in a small town called Selkirk near Winnipeg, Canada. As a kid, he loved listening to rock and rap music. His mom gave him a guitar at 4-years-old and Grace kept his interest in music since. At 17-years-old, he left home to pursue his passion in Los Angeles, California. With little money and tons of energy, Grace worked gigs with his manager crafting music.

Goody Grace entered the music industry and caught the attention of people with his musical style. Uploading cover songs online to SoundCloud and YouTube, fans started noticing the young talent. Doing this put the musician on the radar of Travis Barker from the pop punk band Blink-182. In an epic chance during a Blink-182 concert, Goody Grace was asked to sing on stage. Standing on stage singing Blink-182’s “Adam Song” was his first shine in the spotlight. The moment inspired and pushed the creative to produce more music.

In 2015 Goody Grace generated buzz with his debut song, “Memories.” He co-wrote, “That One Song” with gnash and “Flower” with Cody Simpson. He also appeared on “Things Change” by Huey Mack. 2016 saw activity from the artist with releases like “Pretend” and “So, What Does This All Mean?” The emotional songs allowed listeners to connect in a more personal way with Grace. Goody released “Memorie$” featuring Jesse Rutherford and A$AP Ant later in the year. Goody and Jesse sing about how quickly life changes for a person.

Since gaining traction and interest of the public, Goody Grace signed to Atlantic Records. In the early part of 2017, he released “April” then “Strange Times.” He released his single, “Two Shots” featuring gnash and gained a lot of streams on Spotify. “In the Light of the Moon” featuring Lil Aaron was a successful track as well. Later in the year, Goody Grace collaborated with Jesse Rutherford again on “Too High.” Goody Grace released Infinite on March 23, 2018. The album contains eight songs with a diverse amount of styles in it such as rock, country, and hip-hop. Tracks like “Cabin” and “Man in Black” press the boundaries of highly-crafted songs from Goody. On Spotify alone, the tracks have a combination of over 17 million streams.

Goody’s breakout song “Scumbag” was released in October 2019. Featuring Blink-182, the track highlights how crappy a boyfriend can be. The track made way for the next project by Grace. Don’t Forget Where You Came From was released on February 26, 2021. The album has features from Juicy J, Bakar, G-Eazy, Burna Boy, and several others. With a total of 12 songs, the album has accumulated more streams on the platform than any of his projects ever before. Goody Grace flows between narratives of his teenage self versus his current self in many songs like “Not Coming Home” or “Used To Be.” Goody Grace has shown that he isn’t afraid to step on the stage while still having a mysterious persona and intrigue to him. With big-name collaborations under his belt like Blink-182, LANY, Hoodie Allen and more, Grace is setting the scene to be the next star in alternative music. Listeners are sure to hear more from Goody Grace in the upcoming months.

Written by: Carlton Rolle

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