What are your names? 
My name is Grace Keeling, and until a couple months ago this was the name I have been performing under. After recently starting my brand, I am now performing under the stage name Greysha!

What is your genre of music?
I feel like my music has a dream pop influence, along with alt-pop and alt-rock. I really couldn’t pin a genre to my music, since I have been inspired by so many artists of different genres! 

Give us a little bio about you.
Hello!! I am Greysha, 17 and from a tiny county called Shropshire where the majority of space is taken up with sheep in fields, dingy pubs and old peoples homes. Thrilling I know! Apart from that fun and frolics, it is rather beautiful, full of cool hills and lovely people. I have grown up and educated here, and am currently studying graphics, photography and music at Ludlow college. I’ve always been inspired by people and emotions, along with growing up and questioning my being. These are some of the main themes I like to write about, and that inspire me the most. My days usually consist of working on specific tracks or content for the project which I’m working on..I am always thinking of ideas for videos or music and am constantly noting down lyric ideas during the day! The grind never stops.

What made you go into music?
Having music lessons from an early age introduced me to music at an early age, and my family is also very musical so there was no escaping! I have always had complex thoughts, I am a deep thinker and a vivid lover. I feel emotions very deeply. For me, music has been a way to channel these thoughts and help understand myself.  I have always been expressing these emotions and thoughts whether that be through drawing or writing, but music combined my love for composing and exploring my thoughts. 

Are you signed?
Nope! I currently manage myself and co-work with my producer. We plan all our projects with just the two of us! 

You have released your new single ‘Life Goes Fluently’, tell us more about the single.
Life Goes Fluently is my first ever single release! Eeeek! To get this single finished and produced took a very long time, longer than it should have haha! 

What is the meaning behind the single?
Life Goes Fluently is about my journey of accepting that life has no answers, and that in its own way, is strangely beautiful. 
I wanted Life Goes Fluently to be a tribute to the young mind. Feelings of hopelessness, especially people my age, feel this struggle a lot and I wanted to take and accept those feelings, and put them at bay. The song explores the realisation of that whatever noise, pain or hardship going on in your life, life always goes on effortlessly, and Life Goes Fluently is about finding and accepting the beauty in that. This has been very hard for me so I wanted to share that perspective. I also feel that the single explores the heaviness of young love and the feeling of love being a losing game, a feeling that most people will have felt.

Describe the track in two words.
Love. Accepting.

What was the writing process like?
As I remember, I was in a situation where I just wanted to leave, I was stressing about life and missing a boy; I got so overwhelmed with the state I was in. It was weird because I suddenly just took a breath and realised that my problems seem so big to me, yet life still goes on like nothing has changed and it just put everything in perspective. I started writing the lyrics first and then wrote a melody to the main chords of the song. I gradually built up the layers with wavy guitars, synths and a simple drum beat over time. 

What was the recording process like?
It was a mad one. Everything was actually recorded in my room, on GarageBand. It was far from the ‘ultimate studio set up’ haha! I  think this is why the song has a raw, off sound to it. And I think this works in its favour. Me and my producer worked vigorously to make it sound professional, yet not take its rawness and likeable imperfections away. 

Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with my producer to get the track sounding professional! I actually reached out to him after years, originally wanting just a rough mix as a demo but he saw potential in the track and we worked towards the, now, final product.

Will we have a music video for the track?
I have already created a music video! It is available to watch on YouTube. 

Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
I am currently working on a large personal project now.. you will need to keep an eye out on my social media to see what’s to come over the next couple of months 😉

Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
I am currently working on a large personal project now.. you will need to keep an eye out on my social media to see what’s to come over the next couple of months 😉

Do you have any online shows coming up? 
I am planning a livestream on Instagram! I am yet to have decided a date though.

What else can we expect in 2020?
Music, videos, crazy project vlogs and a website release!

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists? 
I don’t – although I would be so down to work together with another artist.

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact? 
 Yes! Contact me! Email, phone number, Instagram, literally anything. I will reply!

Do you play any instruments?
I sing, play guitar.. and can play the flute! Although I’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano too

Who are your influences?
The Neighbourhood, Halsey, Lana Del Rey. I really like that the themes they write about are interesting, and the lyrics are always meaningful and cleverly written, which is the golden key for me

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
People, experiences and my own thoughts and self reflection. I usually put myself into bad situations with people who I know aren’t good for me, especially in relationships, because I know it will affect me emotionally. Because I know that it will drive me to write songs! 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years
I’m 22,  I have a better understanding of myself and life, I have people who I love around me, I have a stable career in music and I continue to make art that fulfils my vision and that people can relate to. 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Spending time with my friends, getting in trouble, thinking, working.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene? 
National Anthem – Lana Del Rey. My mum had the ‘Born to Die’ CD and used to blast it in the car with the windows down when I was younger. I just remember thinking how cool the song was, and how powerful it was, and it was as if for a second everything made sense when that song played, always gave me goosebumps and made me feel so empowered even as a kid. And honestly, this is what motivated me from a young age to pursue that same urge to empower and relate. Although it’s not the song I’ve listened to most, it’s definitely one of the songs that has influenced me most to do music.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To never shut down an opportunity or not do things because you feel self conscious or unworthy. This is your life, don’t ever restrict yourself to not doing things that you want to do because of what you think other people think. Also to be kind, and always treat others how you would like to be treated. 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Really think about what you want to achieve in your music. Also believe in yourself. Try not to get bogged down with thoughts of the future, just act now. (Very rich coming from me!) Keep working hard, and enjoy it. You can do this. 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“F*ck it!!” 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit? 
We have a great co-op.. Just kidding! Me and my friends go to the reservoir in Church Stretton and jump off the tower. It’s sick. And terrifying, but still awesome. Go see it, it’s in Cardingmill Valley so it’s also very beautiful. I got an ear infection from jumping in the water but we won’t talk about that!

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Home!! To see my fam and friends
2/ Who do you see first? My gorgeous mum, my sister and my dog.
3/What do you eat first?  Crisps, and soreen malt loaf

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
Chewing gum, my guitar, capo of course!!! (guitarists will know the struggle), set list, water.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
I do! You can follow me on…
Spotify: Greysha
YouTube: Greysha

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