Before anything else, you’ll notice Addison’s Grace’s voice. Crystal clear, sweet and stunning, it’s a voice that feels like hearing an old friend, even on the very first listen. These days, singing the eleven tracks that make up their debut album, Diving Lessons, the 22-year-old artist is incredibly confident, self-assured and poised, able to move from silly self-deprecation to traumatic topics in the span of a single verse.
Join Astral Projection on Sunday, November 19th @ 4pm when they sit down with singer-songwriter, Addison Grace, ahead of their show later that same night at Cafe du Nord in SF.
Diving Lessons is a huge step forward for Addison, someone who has experienced the power music has to heal and empower firsthand, and they hope it will have the same effect for listeners. Instead of insisting that trauma makes you stronger, or that there’s beauty in brokenness, this record is about the strength it takes to swim to the edge, even if there’s no relief in the lesson.
“This entire album is about healing, and going through something really hard as a teenager, and having to grow through it,” Addison said. “I named it Diving Lessons because when you hit the water, it hurts and it sucks, and you’re overstimulated and it’s hard, and you have to swim to the edge. That’s how this album feels to me.”