Grace Vanderwaal begins her promising journey with ‘Just The Beginning’


Grace performs her song “MoonLight.”

Alexandra Der Boghosian, Website Editor

Superstar Grace Vanderwaal recently released her second album, Just The Beginning, and has hit the charts. Vanderwaal’s second album includes many of her folk-pop songs, like “Moonlight.” Just The Beginning shows true music that leads listeners to the light in the darkness.

“Moonlight” is about someone the audience is close too who is changing in front of you and goes through depression. “Don’t be afraid to cry, everyone needs a good cry sometimes,” are some of the lyrics in the emotional “Moonlight.” She tells young girls to not be afraid to cry or to let their emotions out.

The album itself is unique. Vanderwaal’s positive energy in “So Much More Than This” makes one want to get up and dance. The lyrics, “Ignore the world, let the music cave in, close you phone and breathe in the air,” symbolize freedom and spirit. The song gives a powerful message that teenagers in this generation should get off their phones and start enjoying life and the beauty around us. Vanderwaal empowers young girls to have fun and to follow their dreams.

Vanderweel writes most of her songs and also plays her ukulele. In Just The Beginning, her songs have more of an advanced tune than what Grace normally uses. The album is very emotional. Vanderweel shows through the lyrics that it’s okay to cry, and that sometimes crying is a good thing.

Vanderwaal was just 12 years old when she auditioned for America’s Got Talent and wrote her famous song “I Don’t Know My Name,” which caught the media’s attention when she first performed it during her audition for America’s Got Talent. Because of the popular talent show, Vanderweel had the opportunity to create two unforgettable albums and become famous.The young artist also got No. 8 on Billboard’s 21 under 21 from ‘Just The Beginning.’

The heart-warmed feelings on this album will get listeners to change the way they feel. Just The Beginning is an unforgettable album that will transport young listeners  into the “Moonlight.”