EXPIRATION DATE, PT1: CLARA
Released June 18 2021
Stream The Summer EP HERE
"Moni Grace has released her latest E.P., available on all streaming services Friday, June
18th. Expiration Date Pt1: Clara by Moni Grace is a three track record and sophomore EP
from the biracial-black, queer, diy emo/alternative pop and Boston based artist/band.
Her third studio project and release is an emotional autobiographical rollercoaster from
Grace’s life centered around the exploration of her sexuality and healing.
“There’s a certain high or freedom to letting go and coming to terms with memories that have
haunted you for so long,” says the artist when asked about what sparked the idea for the
record. “I think moving forward is essential. A lot of my music conceptually stems from my
healing process, and part of that process is knowing when to leave things behind.”
The E.P. features music and lyrics by Moni Grace, guitar and bass by Rachel Moon, and
drums, bass, production, mixing, and mastering by Jake White.
Moni Grace released her debut album, Safer Under the Covers, and her first EP, How to Fall
in Love with the Concept of Forgetting, in 2020 and was featured in Punktastic, Buffablog,
and Performers on the Go and another album, Safer Under the Covers in January of 2021 to
-Emily Keefe (PR)
SAFER UNDER THE COVERS
Released January 23 2021
Rising punk-pop soul singer-songwriter, Moni Grace, has released her debut album, Safer Un-
der the Covers. The album includes 16 tracks, including Moni Grace’s latest single “COFFEE
TABLE,” and features music and lyrics by Moni Grace, guitar by Moni Grace, Rachel Moon,
Cisco V, and Nathan Wright, bass by Jesse Coutu and Nathan Wright, drums by Jesse Coutu
and Jake White, piano by John McManus, and audio engineering by Jesse Coutu. Safer Un-
der the Covers is available on all streaming services on January 23.
The album will not disappoint Moni Grace’s fans as it takes them on an intense emotional
journey exploring themes of violence, self love, and forgiveness. Moni’s specific and evocative
lyrics and impressive vocals, ranging equally between a raw, lamenting quality and impressive
high tempo expression are primary to the album’s storytelling.
Moni Grace released her first EP, How To Fall In Love With The Concept of Forgetting, in
2020 and was featured in Punktastic, Buffablog, and Performers on the Go. She is slated to
released another album later in 2021.
**TW: Sexual assault, rape
“I no longer sleep without the covers on top of me.
I was told once, as a child by my mother, when I was scared of the monsters taking me, or
touching my body while I was asleep,
To use the covers to protect myself.
That covering my body had power.
That under the covers was the only place, when I was fearful, that I was safe.
That I would not be touched without permission.
Why, is it at age 23
After believing that I earned my right to safety after enduring the violence of my trauma,
That the second assault even happened.
Because I covered my body;
But now, I understand that clothing, or alcohol, or trusted friendships do not validate the
actions of sexual violence, including my experience with rape.
And Body I forgive you for believing once that you belonged to the experiences that con-
sumed you or your being, and I do forgive you for believing then that it was your fault.
And to my body:
Body, I hope you can forgive me too.”
-Moni Grace on Safer Under the Covers
How To Fall In Love With the Concept of Forgetting Pt1
Released August 15 2020
HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CONCEPT OF FORGETTING Is a conceptual alternative pop record from Boston Based artist, Moni Grace. For Moni’s third studio project, she focuses her creative story telling abilities on concepts such as heartache, love, trauma and healing. How To Fall In Love with the Concept of Forgetting started as drafts of love letters or poems originally scripted in the notes section of Moni’s iPhone between February and June of 2020. With each innovative, structurally crafted line from each emotional piece pulling mainly from sentences from conversations, dreams, characters from movies, real life experiences to even tinder bios— Moni is able to prove that you can find healing through story telling in any environment, with any project, any mind-State or in any relationship. The artists’ goal in the songwriting process for this project, is the importance of using your voice, and its power. Also, not allowing yourself to be silenced by whatever trauma, abuse, situation or experience that tries to brand you to its’ toxicity or weight.
How to Fall In Love with the Concept of Forgetting is the perfect collection of the liminal moments that we often forget about in our daily lives, but are encouraged to never physically forget about. This is because of the significance behind the memories in which they were created from. This idea is specifically present in the first track, “Five, Since”.
The second track, “All Mine”, goes further into the concept of liminality, and the meaning those simplistic encounters may contain. The theme of relying on memories, including the dream of a person, rather than the actual person in the present tense to fill voids is explicitly prevalent as well.
The idea of being rescued, or saved emotionally or physically from individualized trauma in relation to PTSD plays a major role in the thesis behind “Jack + Rose”, the last track on the EP.
In conclusion, HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CONCEPT OF FORGETTING is the perfect summer record for anyone who uses those concepts as methods for escapism or healing.
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