After coming of age in a “chaotic, bohemian household,” and splitting time between Los Angeles and London for the past two years, budding singer-songwriter Grace Inspace Garner has forged a brand new musical alchemy that blends her interests in rock, pop, and “journalistic observations to create a unique, colorful world.” She found her bearings in London while fiddling with dynamic arrangements and experiments alongside a battalion of musicians holed up in her apartment, which presided over a mechanic’s garage.
Produced by Zach Dawes (from Last Shadow Puppets and Mini Mansions) and John King (of Dust Brothers fame), Garner’s first-ever single “Last Girl” is a hypnotizing, electronic spark that highlights her infectious pop vocals. The song—which features Stella Mozgawa on drums—flutters and flickers, never pausing for a moment. It’s energetic, memorable, and an irreverent-but-earnest take on dystopia, written and recorded in an Airstream trailer while she was decamped near the Jedediah Smith River and Redwood Forest.
Ever since her time in London toying with recordings that featured faint clanks of tools in the background, Garner’s had her sights set on making music that’s industrial in how it combines the sounds that populate her own creative psyche with the echoes of the real world surrounding her at all times. “Last Girl” is a product of Garner’s writing blueprint, in which she composed “poems about places and people set to my head music.”
“Imagine if you woke up one day and you’d missed the memo about pairing off for the apocalypse and you were left stranded on Earth while all the couples fled to safety in their spaceships,” Garner says. “You’re left roaming the Earth alone, enjoying the freedom and lamenting the loneliness. That’s the tale of ‘Last Girl’; I wanted to write a song that would celebrate the power of being alone as well as make fun of my insecurities about it.”
Watch the music video for “Last Girl” below.