Happin Presents: Live! At The Perch with GRAE & Command Sisters
Toronto born, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter GRAE delivers empowering indie-leaning pop cuts with mystique, fierceness, and a DIY twist. Noting The Cure, Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode as her main influences, GRAEs music has a modern spin on new wave. With only 2 EPs released, GRAE has amassed over 9 million streams across all platforms, has been the playlist cover for Spotify’s indie pop & chill and Outliers, featured as Apple Canada's Favourite artist of the week, Billboard’s "Top 30 Pop Songs of 2020", earned syncs on major US TV shows like ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘Queen Sugar,’ 'LA's Finest,' 'The Real World Atlanta,’ and 'The Bold Type;' and won the coveted SOCAN ‘Young Canadian Songwriters Award.’
Embedding themselves in the Toronto scene during 2016, they honed a combination of killer songcraft, social media savvy, and IDGAF fashion, attracting a growing following on both sides of the border. Along the way, they inked a deal with 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada. The two immediately hit the studio and focused on crafting a scorching signature sonic style influenced by everyone from The 1975 to Alanis Morissette, Hall & Oates to Lenny Kravitz. The sisters introduce this style on their debut single “I Can Do What I Want To,” recorded in LA with Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink 182, Neon Trees). The title says it all – this song is about empowerment, standing up for yourself and pure freedom. The lyrics seem to echo the sentiment we’re all feeling during this pandemic. “I am breaking free, you can’t control me.” Pair the hard-hitting rhythms with screaming guitar lead and you’ve got a pre-quarantine song primed for the quarantined listener.