Grace Gaustad is still only 18 years old, but has been making waves in Los Angeles in recent months, since she covered Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’. Recognised for her deep vocals, Grace has been working with Lady Gaga’s singing coach since she before she entered her teenage years. Grace has quite the profile on social media, with just under 500K followers on Instagram, as well as 80K+ on Facebook, and 73K+ subscribers on YouTube. While in Los Angeles recently, Lisa asked Grace a few quick questions about her life, music, and inspirations.
The Internet has definitely taken a hold of most of our lives, and ultimately it’s up to us to decide if we’re going to let it rule our lives, or embrace it and let it work for us. The latter is certainly the case for Unintended Strangers, an indie/folk duo comprising Robert Griffin in the US, and Chloe Danz, of New Zealand, who after a chance meeting online back in November 2017 decided to join forces as a musical project.
To an Australian, mention the song, ‘Who Can It Be Now’, and you automatically think of the legendary Men At Work song, which was released back in the 80s. Cleo Alexandra, from Armidale, in country New South Wales, Australia, knows the song well. She’s given it a real twist, an almost sinister one, and is accompanied on the song by another Aussie legend, Rick Springfield.
Earning her stripes touring as a backing vocalist for the likes of Rita Ora, Ella Eyre, Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix rising singer/songwriter Natasha Marie Stewart, makes a beginning with her solo career with the release of debut single, ‘Speed Limit’, under the moniker NA•MA•STE. In conversation with her, she reveals the message behind the single, her influences, and the interesting story behind her stage name.