Having grown up in the sleepy town of Brisbane, Australia, Mallrat finds beauty in themundane. With refreshingly honest observations of day-to-day life layered over saccharine melodies, there’s a slow-burning restlessness in her sound that is impossible to ignore.
Lead single “Charlie” just debuted on PAPER magazine and is lifted from her upcoming Driving Music EP, which takes a departure from the sun-dappled pop heard on her 2018 EP, “In The Sky.” The new release sees Grace experiment with a more melancholic side of pop, while opening up about her family and experiences in her life. From the slow moving ballad, “Stay,” and glitchy pop veneer of “When I Get My Braces Off” and it’s scarily relatable lyrics, Shaw seeks to make sense of all the wonderfully confusing feelings that come with growing up.
The 20-year old Australian artist has a penchant for writing sticky melodies that you just can’t shake. Her songs that nestle comfortably between pop and indie hip hop have garnered attention from the likes of NY Times, Stereogum and more, including NPR – who said that the only downside to listening to her track, “Better” is that “your heart may actually explode with happiness.” PAPER Magazine recently named her in their “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop”. After making it onto Best of 2018 lists by The FADER, Billboard, NOISEY, and Triple J, Teen Vogue deemed her one of “16 Young Musicians You Need to Be Listening to In 2019.”