Grace Mitchell’s voice may give the impression of someone much older than the age of 18, but that probably speaks to the maturity that comes from her music. The Portland native gained a ton of traction this year for her song “Jitter”—a song that experiments with electronica, pop and hip-hop. Mitchell’s powerful voice has earned her comparisons to Lorde and even BANKS, so we had to get to know her better.
Get familiar with Grace, and listen to her Raceday EP below.
1. What gets you up in the morning? Ambition.
2. What’s your personal life philosophy? Be honest.
3. Your biggest virtue? Patience.
4. Your biggest vice? Kylie Jenner’s new app.
5. Do you have a party trick? Organically side-chaining my voice with mouth manipulation.
6. How would you describe your style? Developing.
7. What would constitute a perfect day for you? An eggs Benedict breakfast followed by a nice vinyasa flow. I’d then hop into a river and swim with some homies. Afterwards I would take a sunset hike accompanied again, by the homies. Said homies and I would sit in a circle and play my favorite dice game before heading out for some food cart food and a concert, or something vibey like that.
8. Knowing what you know today, what advice would you give your younger self? You’re valuable.
9. What would your very last meal entail? I don’t like thinking about that shit. Bad vibes. But it’d obviously be mac and cheese.
10. Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner? Edward Bernays, Yolandi Visser, and Duncan Trussell.
11. If you were a song, which one would you be? “Gold Lion” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
12. If a movie were made about you, who would play you?Jonah Hill
13. Turn ons? Passion.
14. Turn offs? Apathy and cigarettes.
15. Your spirit animal? Everyone always says lion, but definitely lion.
16. Your favorite flower? Daisies.
17. Tell us a secret. What I look like, the CIA?
18. Your favorite quote? “Everything will be okay.” – Don Hertzfeldt
19. What is your current state of mind? Anxious.
20. An embarrassing moment? One time I jokingly referred to someone as an ‘abortion’ among casual acquaintances and it was not taken lightly. I still feel incredibly guilty and ignorant for saying it.
21. Your proudest moment? Shit, I don’t know… When I was in 5th grade I slayed a couple kids really hard with a “your mama” joke I improvised. On a serious note; self-acceptance will be my proudest moment.