Obscura: Gracie Abrams

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Gracie Abrams performs her setlist containing debut project minor and sophomore album This Is What It Feels Like in El Rey Theatre which holds 800 people. (Photo/Justin Higuchi — Wikimedia Commons)

Singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams shines in the spotlight as a talented opening act performer for Taylor Swift’s The ERAS Tour. Abrams has opened for Swift in several locations across the U.S. In an interview with “W Magazine,” Abrams stated, “I’ve been an introverted person my whole life, and now, instead of working through everything privately and independently, this is a different outlet.” 

Born in Los Angeles, Abrams first started singing and songwriting at the age of eight. With her immense passion for music and writing, she has worked hard to achieve her 7.3 million monthly listeners via Spotify. 

“It really does feel like I’m using the music in a therapeutic way, and I get to share that with other people,” Abrams said in an article by Claire Valentine in W Magazine. Abrams utilizes music as a way to express herself with her listeners. Gracie’s heartfelt songs about healing, identity and family bring an emotional approach to the indie music genre. Abrams focuses on the originality of her lyrics and relates her music to her own experiences. 

For example, her song “Where Do We Go Now?” captures emotions of confusion and finding oneself in complex relationships. “The emotional single reflects the little white lies that add up and take shape as bright red flags,” Alessandra Rincon said, an author for the modern pop publication “Ones to Watch.” This musical piece connects the dots between negative energy and vulnerability. 

Overall, if you are looking for a new artist that is relatable and brings an emotional twist to her lyrics, give Gracie Abrams a chance. 

Nicholas, a sophomore at American Heritage, is excited to write with the Patriot Post for a second year. With a passion for writing and science, he often creates poetry or performs science research. His favorite hobbies are listening to different kinds of music, collecting albums, and figure skating. Outside of writing-related activities, he participates actively in extracurriculars ranging from Dead Poet’s Society to Key Club to tennis. He hopes to positively impact others through writing by promoting creativity and inspiring future generations!