Toronto based singer/multi-instrumentalist GRAE releases her sophomore EP 'Permanent Maniac'.
Toronto based singer/multi-instrumentalist GRAE releases her sophomore EP 'Permanent Maniac,' along with the title track of the EP and an accompanying music video. Across the 6-track collection, she traverses topics like internet dating, heartbreak, and the music that inspires her, all packaged in an eclectic alt-pop sound that slinks, grooves, beckons, and sways.
In the alternative-leaning title track, GRAE confesses her love to Robert Smith of The Cure. The video finds her expressing her adoration, writing music, and jamming in her room, all while objects and journal scribbles burst into animated life around her.
GRAE says about the song,
"'Permanent Manic' is a love letter to Robert Smith from The Cure. I’ve had a real obsession with him since I was a teenager and even went through a phase where I did my makeup like him and
dressed like him.
The Cure’s music hits me in a way like nothing else has, and I’m so inspired by Robert, his sound, his writing. This song is about how I love him, and he’ll never know. 'Permanent Maniac' is definitely
the vibe I’ve been trying so hard to create for a long time. So, thank you once again, Robert Smith
(if you’re reading this, I love you)."
Co-directors Iris Kim & Priya Howlader add about the video,
"'Permanent Maniac' is a coming-of-age music video that shows the all-consuming result of having a crush. GRAE paces around her cozy room, restless, to somehow get the feelings out into words but struggles in the songwriting process. It's a slow build-up until she finally succeeds during her
epic guitar solo where we see her rocking out, unapologetically."
"Permanent Maniac" follows the previously released singles
"Ex Lovers," a rainy day pop song with mellow influences of '90s alternative about the one that you can't quite let go of yet, and
"Slow Down," which explores the rush of lustful feelings for a mysterious stranger.
GRAE delivers empowering R&B-leaning pop cuts with mystique, fierceness, and a DIY twist. She started playing piano and guitar from a young age and grew up listening to Janet Jackson's ‘Rhythm Nation’ on repeat, an artist whose powerful feminist pop persona inspires her own kinetically driven music. With only 8 songs released, she's earned syncs on major US TV shows like ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘Queen Sugar,’ 'LA's Finest,' 'The Real World Atlanta,’ and 'The Bold Type;' and won the coveted SOCAN ‘Young Canadian Songwriters Award.’
GRAE - PERMANENT MANIAC EP TRACK LIST
1. Permanent Maniac
3. Ex Lovers
4. Bang Bang
5. Slow Down
GRAE - PERMANENT MANIAC