Gracie and Rachel

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Though they make music as a duo, Gracie and Rachel together far exceed the sum of their parts. Like their stylized color palette of black and white, their instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there’s a powerful prism effect at work that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The nine orchestral-pop songs on Gracie and Rachel tell a story that’s rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless. Their journey through adventurous youth and cohabitation is evident on their self-titled debut full length set for release on June 23rd.

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released June 23, 2017

All songs written by Gracie Coates and Rachel Ruggles

Gracie Coates Lead Vocals, Piano
Rachel Ruggles Violin, Vocals
Garrett Eaton Percussion, Bass, Synthesizers, Backing Vocals
David Linard Additional Percussion

Tiptoe produced by Garrett Eaton, mixing and additional production by Greg Giorgio
Sing Song produced by Garrett Eaton, mixing and additional production by Steve Wall
Only A Child produced and mixed by Steve Wall
Go produced by Garrett Eaton, mixed by Greg Giorgio
(Un)comfortable produced and mixed by Garrett Eaton, additional mixing by Greg Giorgio
It’s Time produced by Garrett Eaton, mixing and additional production by Steve Wall, additional mixing and production by Greg Giorgio
Let It Out produced by Garrett Eaton, mixed and additional production by Greg Giorgio
Upside Down produced and mixed by Steve Wall
Don’t Know produced by Garrett Eaton, mixing and additional production by Steve Wall, additional mixing and production by Greg Giorgio
Co-produced by Gracie and Rachel
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studio

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Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. The nine orchestral-pop songs on Gracie and Rachel (out June 23) tell a story that’s rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless. ... more

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Track Name: Tiptoe
Blonde hair, blue eyes
Violin and black and white
Short skirts, tight pants, clean shoes
Won't deliver the news

What's she gonna play, what's she gonna play
What's she gonna play, what's she gonna play, what's she gonna play
Got nothing to say, got nothing to say
Gonna wash away, got nothing to say, gonna wash away

Running naked through your streets
Sharing clothes and whacking weeds
Bring in a crowd, fill up the house and play
Hold on to their eyes, make them all wise, show them the way

She is gonna play, have a word to say
She won't go away, listen when she plays, lost in thought today
She is gonna play, have a word to say
She won't go away, listen when she plays, lost in thought today

Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe
Let go, let go, let go, let go, let go, let go
Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe
Let go, let go, let go, let go, let go, let go

Blonde hair, blue eyes
Blind stares, blue cries
Track Name: Sing Song
It’s all so new, it’s all so new
Mom ain’t there, dad don’t care, don’t know what to do
So we just move along and we just do it wrong
Making mistakes until mistakes help us write a song

La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da di di da da, la da di di da
La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da da da da da da da da

So get a shit job to pay the rent
Don’t fall in love cause love will have your money spent
Tell your friends back home your life is great
’Cause moving far away is cool, that’s all you have to say

La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da di di da da, la da di di da
La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da da da da da da da da

Sing song, sing song, sing
Sing song, sing song, sing
Keep on, keep on, keeping on
Sing song, sing song, sing song

Oh we fight and we fight
Sometimes too hard, sometimes too light

La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da di di da da, la da di di da
La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da da da da da da da da

Forget us now cause you’ll remember later
Don’t need you around, only want love, no room for haters
We’ll keep on singing our song
And you can sing along

La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da di di da da, la da di di da
La da di di da di da, la da di di da di da, la da da da da da da da da

Sing song, sing song, sing
Sing song, sing song, sing
Keep on, keep on, keeping on
Sing song, sing song, sing song
Track Name: Only A Child
Only A Child
I am a phony, posing as a phonyless person
I am only, only just only, a child, no worse than

Who do I think I am
Who do I think I am

I’m moving my mouth but I don’t say a word
My ears are open but nothing is heard
I’m only a child, only a child
I’m touching it all but I can’t feel a thing
My eyes are open but I can’t see
I’m only a child, only a child

I am a nobody, posing as a someone
I am only, only just only, a child, walking to run

Who do I think I am
Who do I think I am

I’m moving my mouth but I don’t say a word
My ears are open but nothing is heard
I’m only a child, only a child
I’m touching it all but I can’t feel a thing
My eyes are open but I can’t see
I’m only a child, only a child

I am a phony, posing as a phonyless person
I am only, only just only, a child, no worse than
Track Name: Go
It’s okay, it’s okay to let your heart race, heart race
Yeah, it’s okay, it’s okay to let your heart race, heart race

So let go, let go of going slow
Yeah let go, let go of going slow

’Cause one day, one day you’re gonna miss this, wish this was how your heart raced, heart raced
Yeah one day, one day you’re gonna miss this, wish this was how your heart raced, heart raced
So let go, let go of going slow
Yeah let go, let go of going slow
Go, go, go
Go, go, go

So let go, let go of going slow
Yeah let go, let go of going slow
Track Name: (Un)comfortable
Welcome to a world where dreams only live in your sleep
Welcome to a world where what you get is what you see
Welcome to a world that’s hard to leave
Welcome to a world of make believe

I am getting so very comfortable, and I don’t want to get that way, no, I don’t want to get that way
You are getting so very comfortable, and you shouldn’t get that way, no, you shouldn’t get that way
We are getting so very comfortable, and we shouldn’t get that way, no, we shouldn’t get that way
Oh no

Take me to a place I don’t recognize
Take me down a road where I don’t have to use my eyes
Take me to a cemetery full of life
Take me to uncomfortable paradise

I am getting so very comfortable, and I don’t want to get that way, no, I don’t want to get that way
You are getting so very comfortable, and you shouldn’t get that way, no, you shouldn’t get that way
We are getting so very comfortable, and we shouldn’t get that way, no, we shouldn’t get that way
Oh no

Comfortable, comfortable, comfortable, uncomfortable
Comfortable, comfortable, comfortable, uncomfortable
Comfortable, comfortable, comfortable, uncomfortable
We are so comfortable, comfortable, uncomfortable
Oh no

Welcome to a world where dreams only live in your sleep
Track Name: It's Time
I’m just walking around with something valid to say
But I don’t make a sound cause no one’s talking today
I just do what I’m told cause I’m so afraid
To be the one who lives life in a different way

So I just move along like a machine
Plugged into computers and television screens
I’m a puppet hanging from my little strings
Doing what I’m told to do, thinking how I’m told to think

I’m losing my mind and I’m losing my soul
Cause I’m so paralyzed by the life that I know
But the future relies on the way that I grow
So it’s time to stand up and let this world know
I’m gonna make a change, I’m gonna stand up on my feet
I’m not gonna go away, no not that easily
I’m gonna say the things others don’t wanna say
I’m gonna dance and sing and I’m gonna do it my way

They tell me I can choose the left or choose the right
But there’s no in-between, no it’s just black and white
But I can choose the side on which I’d like to fight
Making me believe I’m making choices in this life

But who’s to say I want either or
When I pay attention and when I ignore
I don’t make my own decisions anymore
No, the programmers have already decided exactly what I’m good for

I’m losing my mind and I’m losing my soul
Cause I’m so paralyzed by the life that I know
But the future relies on the way that I grow
So it’s time to stand up and let this world know
I’m gonna make a change, I’m gonna stand up on my feet
I’m not gonna go away, no not that easily
I’m gonna say the things others don’t wanna say
I’m gonna dance and sing and I’m gonna do it my way
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Track Name: Let It Out
Do you ever feel like a crumbling machine
Like you were built to break but you keep on moving
And you just keep floating through the motions like a dream
But you just can’t feel anything, anything

Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out

Do you ever feel like a room without a door
Walls without windows, just the ceiling and the floor

And you just keep screaming but you don’t know what it’s good for
’Cause no matter how loud you yell, no one can hear you anymore

Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out

Never allowing hurt, your body’s bound to burst
Never allowing hurt, your body’s bound to burst, burst, burst

Do you ever feel like the sea without the sand
And you’re just thrashing about with nowhere to land
But you just keep swimming, trying to stay alive
But the more that you fight, the more that you drown, the more you die

Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out, let it out, let it out
Let it out
Track Name: Upside Down
The back of my head and the front of my tongue
Got me feeling so damn young
And I don’t know where it’s coming from
All I know is it’s just begun

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

And it’s not like me, it’s not like me
I’m begging please, I’m begging please
But how many times can I repeat
Before they start to see right through me

Upside down, upside down

Eee, eee, eee
Eee, eee, eee

So open me up and tear me apart
’Cause I don’t wanna hold this heart
And I mean well, don’t mean no harm
But I’m so good at faking charm

Upside down

And I’m runnin’, and I’m runnin’, and I’m runnin’ away
And I’m runnin’, and I’m runnin’ only to stay
I’m runnin’ out of this old place
Running for my saving grace

Upside down, upside down
Upside down, upside down

Eee, eee, eee
Eee, eee, eee
Eee, eee, eee
Eee, eee, eee
Track Name: Don't Know
Who do you think you are looking at us that way
Who do you think you are telling us what to say

We don’t know you, you don’t know us that way
We don’t know you, you don’t know us that way

When did it become alright for you to take away our rights
When did we decide to give away the life that we live today

We don’t know you, you don’t know us that way
We don’t know you, you don’t know us that way