Addison Grace’s ‘Things That Are Bad For Me’ Journeys Towards Self Acceptance

[Cover photo credit to Julia Koza]

Salt Lake City-based musician Addison Grace has announced his sophomore EP Things That Are Bad For Me, due out November 11th, 2022. Alongside the announcement, Grace shares new single “Pretty Girl,” and a video. In the song “Pretty Girl,” Grace chooses self-preservation over an unhealthy relationship. Grace also joins Ricky Montgomery for a West Coast run this November.

Addison Grace’s second EP, Things That Are Bad For Me expands on the sonic world built with their May 2022 EP Immaturing. Where the previous project “chronicles growing up and navigating the challenging aspects of discovering one’s identity”, the follow up collection “embraces the darker, harder parts of this new understanding and self-acceptance”. 

Grace explains about the forthcoming EP:

It’s a journey of self indulgence and depreciation, jealousy, pain, and acceptance. I’d always had a hard time with comparison and self acceptance and that started to show in my songwriting. I was indulging in such awful feelings. Now I feel each song tells its own story and spirals into different reasons of why I was struggling up until the last song, ‘If Nobody Likes U,’ where you can hear I was finally learning self-acceptance. While the ‘Immaturing’ EP was my journey of growing up, discovering myself, and transitioning, ‘Things That Are Bad for Me’ is the journey of not only learning to live with yourself but also learning to feel those difficult, gross emotions and be able to accept them.

“Pretty Girl,” was Produced by Andy Seltzer (Chelsea Cutler, Del Water Gap, Samia). Grace comments on the track:

‘Pretty Girl’ is a journey about loving someone who you know will never see you as ‘you.’ It’s the struggle of them being ‘perfect’–they’re exactly who and what you want but also knowing it can never be because they’ll never love or accept who you really are. It’s accepting that fact for the sake of your own self preservation.

Addison Grace with Ricky Montgomery

November 2022

Nov. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Nov. 16 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Nov. 18 – San Diego, CA  – House of Blues

Nov. 22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre 

Nov. 23 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

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