Last year, Toronto alt-pop artist GRAE released the highly acclaimed EP Permanent Maniac, which was a nod to her biggest inspiration – The Cure. The EP accrued over 5 million streams, with tracks “Permanent Maniac” landing in Billboard’s ‘Top 30 Pop Songs of the Year’ and “Soft” reaching #4 on CBC Top 20. GRAE’s music has been streamed over 15 million times overall and has been featured on shows such as Nancy Drew, The Bold Type, and Virgin River, contributing to her rise in the alt-pop world. Always after a sound that makes her feel something, even if that “something” is fear, GRAE follows up her EP with her new single “Outta This World.”
On “Outta This World,” GRAE taps into the emotions you go through when someone new steps into your life. The track is hazy and spacious, channeling the energy of an other-worldly presence. Over meandering guitar, GRAE sings, “You’re down to Earth, but not this one / Tell me more about you, where’d you come from” and declares “You’re outta this world!” in the chorus. You can check it out below.
Giving us more details on the track, GRAE shares,
“Inspired by the ‘00s dirty pleasure track ‘How Bizarre,’ ‘Outta This World’ is a dorky song about the spark you get when meeting someone new. It’s a feel-good, doesn’t-takes-itself-too-seriously, tune about fascination and lust. We had so much fun writing it, and I’m so excited to play it live.”
You can listen to “Outta This World” on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.