Positive change, regarded as negative is not accepted well among the Grace Vanderwaal fan club. I too, don’t like people that are unjustly negative or over motherly, so here I am taking my chances. I am not writing to be negative nor suggestion she change, these are just thoughts that keep rolling over in my mind and I have found the only way for them to go away so I can move on is to share them.
I was going to write a few weeks ago and in my thoughts was the dress she chose for the Imagine Dragons concerts. My issue with the dress was it was dark, much like her background, thus she blended into the background rather than standing out. I wish she would wear a dress like she did on the late, late show. I would even go to as much as having a dress similar but in a cherry red, royal blue and the white. It would just make her stand out on the stage and would compliment her.
I don’t understand the flowers, I don’t. It makes me feel as though it takes away from Grace. Again, I go to the late, late show, she looked so good and natural, why not do that for the concerts?
My main focus will be on her concert series with the Imagine Dragons.
I have said this before, I wish she would introduce the name of the song as she sings it. I also, wish she would say more than a quick thank you after the song has been sung. Like what you ask. I really don’t know, but maybe, I am glad you are receptive to it and glad you like it.
I also wish she would let everyone know the songs she sings are the ones she wrote and why. I think people might listen more if they understood a little background of the song.
Which leads me to another idea. There was a review of Grace’s performance saying it was a little repetitive. I understand, even though the songs are very different, especially for us fans, but they do contain a very similar intensity except for “Clearly”
I am not sure why they picked out the songs they did, but it does not show off her vocal talent as she has and it does not offer the concert goers to feel the emotion Grace brings in her songs. I am a believer she should throw in “Clay”, “Darkness Keeps Chasing Me” and “Light in the Sky”
One more observation about songs. I’ve noticed that she is prolonging her verse to tie the part of Clearly where it breaks to when it starts back up. I realize she has been told to do this because it sounds like the song ended to only have it start again. I personally like the way she has the pause in it. To me, what she is doing sounds forced, it does not even sound good, it ruins the song to me. I like it when it starts up again and the joy and the beat of the song resume, I am glad it is not over.
I know she has time limits and I and I am sure her team has thought through things thoroughly, so none of my ideas, comments mean anything and are not a criticism of anyone, just thoughts, and ignorant or naive as they are, they are just ideas that most likely won’t go any further than my own typing words.
Some have noticed that she may seem tired, and I don’t doubt it. However, one of the things she may be experiencing and alluded to it in one of her concerts is she may be getting tired of doing the concerts. She mentioned that singing the same songs night after night gets boring. She said this when she had the choir come out and help her sing Clearly.
Which reinforces to me, I think it would help if she changed up the playlist rather than the same songs in the same order night after night performance after performance.
For all of us who want Grace to be super successful, Grace may not like the lifestyle which supports that. She may like the writing, the small forum of concerts and a more relaxing lifestyle. I don’t know, but for a 14-year-old, she has taken on a very adult level role and handling it well, but does she want to sustain it? Remember when she won AGT, she said she did not want to continue if her performing life would be as intense as it was on AGT. But, I stand corrected on this, she did say life on the road is somewhat boring, nothing to do during the day. Yet, I am sure as she gets used to it, she will be able to write songs and do other things she desires.
I was just rereading my post because I thought there was something I was going to add, but could not remember. To my delight, on Spotify, “Clearly” came on which triggered directly my thought.
I know we all don’t want to “crtisize” Grace, I certaintly don’t want to, but on this, I want to ask a question. I don’t understand how noone has asked this question beforee, other than the fear of being ran over by the Vanderwaal fans. In her video of “Clearly” has not anyone felt as though she is singing in a tunnel? Her voice is not as full as it is live, there is something totally different about how she sings it in the video. It just does not sound like they put the vocals out front. I was very disappointed when I heard the video because I was so looking forward to hearing her voice front and center, yet it takes a back seat. If you are wondering what I mean, listen to one of her live performances and then come back to ther video or her official release single of “Clearly.” I hope they redo it with more of her being front and center and showing off her voice.
God Bless, thanks for reading. Just my ideas based on ignorance and naivety.