Gracie Jean Featured Artist On MarkMeets Music

Introducing MarkMeets’ Featured Music Artist For November 2022 Gracie Jean

Hailing from the East Coast of NSW, Australia, Gracie Jean is a storyteller, artist, nature lover and Christian with a lot of feelings. As a timid child music became an outlet to express her feelings when her confidence was in short supply.

Whilst Gracie Jean is still new to the music scene and has been sauntering up onto stages around Sydney’s Inner-West, getting audiences to smile, and tap their toes to original tunes.

Gracie Jean wowed us with her powerful debut alt-country album, ‘Romance Is Bad’, which was released back in Septemer and the star spoke to MarkMeets founder Mark Boardman in a exclusive interview to discuss her music and what’s ahead for the Australia’s up and coming alt-country/folk artist.

The star who is the new one to watch!

Gracie Jean is steadily gaining popularity online

Encouraged by her grandfather who pitch tested her at 5 years of age, and saw incredible potential in her abilities, Gracie began to discover who she was in music and what she was truly capable of, leading her to the journey she is living today.

Compared to artists such as Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Isobel Knight and Holli Col, Gracie Jean shares raw, honest and melancholic lyrics, fused with uplifting and inspiring melodies and harmonies, to paint a holistic picture of human emotion through her 9 track, ‘sad girl starter kit’ album, ‘Romance Is Bad’.

“I really wanted to convey the idea that it’s okay to feel sad, and to voice that sadness. I think often people tend to try and avoid all sad feelings. We put on masks and we ‘switch off’ the sadness when we interact with one another. I just wanted to make an album on songs where I said exactly what was on my mind. I want these songs to inspire vulnerability in others.” Gracie Jean

“A new singer songwriter whose music is on our latest office playlist” MARKMEETS MUSIC

As a songwriter too Gracie Jean as a way of processing the feelings of sadness that she had been experiencing through her own experience of clinical depression and the emotions associated with the challenges of her mother’s 6 year journey of chronic heart failure and her parent’s marriage breakdown and her own relationship breakdowns.

Read our exclusive interview further below.

Each month here at MarkMeets, we celebrate either a new unsigned music star or an existing artist on the rise, and destined for stardom.

“Sometimes life is just hard, and you must make a choice, sink or swim. So far, I’ve chosen to swim every single time. My songs are inspired by all the people I know who must carry so much on their shoulders every day, and who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable, and to share their struggles with people who love them.

I would love to see a world where in our communities or families we carry one another’s burdens and aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and ask for help.” Gracie Jean

New interview with Gracie Jean

How would you describe your sound and style?

I could describe my sound as Indie-folk, and sometimes even Alternative Country. All my songs are written on acoustic guitar and are very driven by that acoustic, singer-songwriter sound. 

You’re from NSW, Australia where singers include Michael Hutchence, Natalie Imbruglia and May-a hail from, so does the music just flow where you come from, and what inspires you?

I grew up on Worimi land. It is a coastal/regional area on the east coast. The place is filled with bays and beaches and national parks. I spent a lot of time as a teenager walking around in the bush and in the national parks, and then swimming in the ocean to cool down. My music is certainly influenced by where I come from. I think that coastal upbringing, out of the big city has given me my acoustic, country style. But honestly, I think I am inspired mostly by my emotions! Seriously, I have always been sensitive and emotive, and I’ve got a lot of feelings. I think songwriting is a really safe space to express all of that. 

What was recording this album like for you, and how ready were you to get what you had written actually made?

Recording this album was a really staggered process. I started recording at the end of 2020 with my producer/engineer Matt Wykniet. However, we experienced two lockdowns throughout the process meaning that I couldn’t get into the studio to record, so all the recordings took about two years to complete. 

I really don’t think I was prepared for what recording would be like. I had written all of the songs over two years, and they were completely done, but I never had production in mind when I wrote them, I just never thought that would happen! So when I started working with Matt, I felt really bad because I was so clueless about what I wanted production-wise. Thankfully Matt is very gracious and creative, and he was able to create tracks that I am completely in love with. 

Image Credit: Gracie Jean (Facebook)

Being compared to Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves besides other talent must put you under pressure, or do you set yourself apart from these comparisons.

I don’t really experience the feeling of ‘pressure’ when I’m compared to other artists, if anything, I feel really flattered. There is ‘room for everyone at the table’ in the music industry, and when artists are doing amazing things, the whole music scene really benefits from it. I love seeing women making really awesome music, and being compared to them just makes me really excited. 

Quickfire questions

Madonna or Lady Gaga Lady Gaga 

Who is your weird / cheesy celeb crush? Thomas Brodie Sangster 

Number 1 single or performing at a festival Performing at a festival! 

What was the first single you ever bought? Usually, if I’ve decided to buy music, I’ll go for the whole album. My first purchase was ‘The Sound of White’ by Missy Higgins. 

Gracie Jean is a new refreshing independant artist on the rise” – Music reviewer MARK BOARDMAN

Be sure to follow Gracie Jean’s journey from streaming music, buying tickets and merchandise to watching live performances when shows are announced.

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Mark Boardman
Mark Boardman
Mark Boardman is an established showbiz journalist and freelance copywriter whose work has been published in Business Insider, Daily Mail, Bloomberg, MTV, Buzzfeed and The New York Post amongst other press. Often spotted on the red carpet at celebrity events and film screenings, Mark is a regular guest on BBC Radio London and in-demand for his opinions for media outlets including Newsweek. His TV credits include This Morning, The One Show and T4. Email

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