The Brooklyn-based duo Gracie and Rachel
has emerged as a formidable force in
challenging the boundaries of pop music. Blending baroque elements, ethereal sonic-scapes, and penetrating
vulnerability, the duo creates an emotionally haunting sound all their own.
Their sophomore album,
Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong
, was released in September of 2020 on
Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records
drawing fervent enthusiasm from
tastemakers including NPR, Flaunt, SPIN, TIDAL, Talkhouse, and more. The
collaborative duo of keyboardist, Gracie Coates, and violinist, Rachel Ruggles,
have performed two NPR Tiny Desk Concerts and been praised by the outlet’s Bob
Boilen to “mix pop and classical in stark, infectious ways and make
unforgettable, surprising music.” The duo’s new record explores the depths of
their emotional states and the walls we build up inside ourselves. It’s music
to excavate our inner fears and help us find empowerment from within.