- 01 Oct 20
Mallrat is currently writing and recording her second album.
22-year-old Brisbane native Grace Shaw – better known by her moniker Mallrat – has released a brand new track called Rockstar. Premiering on Triple J in the early hours of October 1, inspiration can clearly be heard from '90s dream folk icons Mazzy Star, the hazy indie rock that populated the legendary soundtrack to The OC, and Shaw's teenage idols Violent Soho.
"All through my teens (and obviously still) I loved the early Violent Soho albums self-titled and Hungry Ghost – those two albums I’ve listened to a lot and I think that’s seeped its way into the track," Shaw notes. "A lot of the songs I’ve been writing lately have been me realising my power.
"I wrote the chorus first, it has a completely different attitude on its own, but when you listen in the context of the verses and the really aggressive guitar outro it completely flips the perspective of everything. When I wrote the rest of the song a year later, I was feeling a lot more sure of myself. It’s interesting how time can reframe things that you still think and are still true but just give them a whole new house to sit in. I’ve always thought of myself a whisper singer and not even a very good singer, but when I listen to the chorus of ‘Rockstar’ it reminds me that I have more range than I probably even give myself credit for."
Watch the video below.