Non-binary TikTok star Addison Grace shares debut EP ‘Immaturing’ + new single, “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”

“On their latest single “Makes Me Sick,” the non-binary singer conjures an image of a relationship filled to the brim with sweet, loving contentment — to the point where they no longer feels safe in keeping the relationship stable. The result is a heartbreaking anthem dedicated to self-sabotage, where Grace details their exploits in navigating the lovesick feeling they’re caught in.”
“It’s hauntingly beautiful…The simplistic yet meticulous arrangement speaks for itself and lays it all out there. “What makes “Makes Me Sick” a highlight of Grace’s discography is its raw and honest vulnerability into something as complex and deeply felt like love.”
“Sharp timing on this indie-pop song by Addison Grace. The vulnerable lyrics make it exceptional.”
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Salt Lake City-based musician and TikTok star, Addison Grace, finally releases his highly anticipated debut EP, Immaturing, today along with its fourth single, “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” out now. In addition to the five-track EP, Addison Grace will hit the road beginning this August across the U.S. on his debut headline tour with support from Sydney Rose on all dates, and Kate Stephenson and Leanna Firestone on select dates. Tickets are on sale now via
On the rock-leaning, Cameron Hale-produced (Claud, Neon Trees, Khalid) “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” Addison Grace questions and challenges traditions like marriage and a picket fence, and gets sick of swiping to find love. Instead, Grace hopes for more out of life than just what might be expected of him and refuses to live a mundane, ordinary life. Beginning at age 18, Grace illustrates what they don’t want to be doing at ages 23 and 43, singing, “I don’t wanna be 23 / with a white picket fence / no job and no degree / if that’s in then / I don’t wanna fall in love / love, love, love, love / I don’t wanna be 43 / living half my life, nothing to show of me / if that’s it, if that’s it / maybe, maybe it’s just me.”
“I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” challenges the societal idea that one needs love to find happiness, that perhaps one might be better off prioritizing self-love, and finding joy within one’s self instead of searching for it in others. It’s a track that came to Grace unexpectedly with the help of producer and songwriter Luke Arens and the aforementioned producer, Cameron Hale. Grace explains, “IDWFIL was a song I never expected to write! It started as a song that was about being frustrated about not being able to find love but then, with Luke Arens help, it turned into a song about wanting to find joy in being “just you” and hating that society tells you that you need love to find happiness,” says Grace. “Cameron Hale, the producer, helped me make it the angsty pump up song I needed and wanted it to be. I guess overall I never expected this song to exist but I’m unbelievably happy it does now and I think a lot of others will be happy too.”
Grace could not be more ready to bring listeners into the warm, approachable world they’ve built with Immaturing. Grace explains, “I’ve been so excited to finish and release this set of songs and finally have my first official EP! Immaturing started as a group of independent songs that somehow ended up perfectly telling what it feels like to grow up. While the order of the songs plays a key role–each song still has its own feel, its own story, and I hope everyone can find their own way to relate regardless of where they are in life. This is, quite literally, my teenage and young adulthood told in music form.”
The EP’s previous three singles have each been met with praise from a slew of leading tastemakers and garnered millions of streams. The second single from the EP, “Makes Me Sick,” also produced by Hale, caught the attention of Billboard, who wrote, “The result is a heartbreaking anthem dedicated to self-sabotage, where Grace details their exploits in navigating the lovesick feeling they’re caught in. EUPHORIA lauded, “What makes “Makes Me Sick” a highlight of Grace’s discography is its raw and honest vulnerability into something as complex and deeply felt like love. It’s a song for the people who have been hurt in the past; the ones who are unsure of if they deserve the better treatment by whoever comes along next.”
Vulnerable fan-favorite and lead single from the EP, “I Wanna Be A Boy,” allows Grace to discover more of themselves and their gender identity, and today, has amassed over 1.4 million streams on Spotify alone. Glasse Factory wrote, “I Wanna Be a Boy” is immensely touching in both writing and sound. Grace’s hard-earned ability of singing shines beautifully in every second of the track, as he speaks about who he wishes he was, and coming to terms with the difficulty of acceptance.” TREMG called the track, “a tender exploration of identity over an acoustic guitar and thumping beat.”
Don’t miss Addison Grace live this August and September on his debut headline tour across the U.S., with support from Sydney Rose on all dates, and Kate Stephenson and Leanna Firestone on select dates. Find a full list of dates below and grab tickets now via
Immaturing, the heartfelt debut EP from rising star Addison Grace, is out everywhere now. The project allows him to explore the trials and tribulations that come with growing up–from discovering one’s identity and who one would like to be, to love, to heartbreak–and everything in between. With the EP comes five tracks, including “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” where Grace rejects an ordinary life and longs for something greater. Join Grace’s over 3.8 million followers on TikTok, over 475,000 followers on Instagram, and over 200,000 YouTube subscribers to keep up with the emerging musician, who is only just getting started. See Addison Grace live throughout August and September across the U.S. with tickets on sale now here.
Addison Grace: The Immaturing Tour
Summer/Fall 2022
with Sydney Rose
Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen ! +
Aug. 20 – Detroit, MI – Shelter ! +
Aug. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Mahalls 20 Lanes ! +
Aug. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ! +
Aug. 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Zone 1 ! +
Aug. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry ! +
Aug. 27 – Washington D.C. – Songbyrd ! #
Sept. 15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge ! #
Sept. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ! #
Sept. 19 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s ! #
Sept. 20 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall ! #
Sept. 24 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club ! #
Sept. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ! #
Sept. 25 – San Diego, CA – VooDoo Room ! #
Sept. 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge ! #
! Dates with Sydney Rose
+ Dates with Kate Stephenson
# Dates with Leanna Firestone
Immaturing (EP) Tracklisting
  1. I Wanna Be a Boy
  2. I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love
  3. Makes Me Sick
  4. Kill the Switch
  5. Getting Used To
Addison Grace Bio:
Addison Grace makes personal music for a universal audience, intimate songs which somehow manage to speak what the listener feels but cannot quite put into words. The 20-year-old singer, songwriter, and social media star – who is non-binary and uses he/they pronouns – has fast made a name for themselves as a singular new artist, showcasing their one-of-a-kind perspective through mesmerizing bedroom pop and a bold, funny, utterly idiosyncratic online persona. Grace has worked tirelessly in recent months and is now set to unveil their most ambitious music thus far, shot through with focused enthusiasm and glimmering with a lyrical ingenuity that celebrates their own extraordinary journey of personal growth and self-evolution. Indeed, songs like “I Wanna Be A Boy” mark a landmark leap forward for Grace, affirming their own human and artistic identity while offering a gloriously anthemic voice to the voiceless.
“I would love for kids to be able to find comfort in myself,” Grace says. “That my music helps them understand that there really isn’t any such thing as normal. That it’s okay to experiment, it’s okay to be confused. It’s okay to find what makes you happiest. The only way to really do that is to be completely transparent with how I found myself and who I am.”
Born in California but raised in Salt Lake City, UT, Grace was blessed with an outsized personality and a passion for music. But as the only person with musical interests in their immediate family and circle of friends, that enthusiasm also instilled a feeling of isolation in Grace. Still, music offered answers to questions about their identity and experiences, with an early love of emo giving way to bedroom pop artists such as Cavetown, Chloe Moriando, Tessa Violet, Ricky Montgomery, and Dodie, a new generation of musical artists sharing details of their own lives to match the experiences of their audience, bonding them via the universality of personal self-exploration.
“I always kind of felt outcasted by my own self,” Grace says. “I honestly found myself and understood who I was because of other creators and other musicians. I first found out my sexuality and how I identified because of Dodie. She genuinely seemed just like me in my brain. Here was someone who was a girl and had a ukulele and was making their own songs and then figured out that they were bisexual. And so, when I was 12 or 13, she kind of explained myself to me.”
Grace learned ukulele by watching YouTube and soon began posting an array of content across social media, figuring out how to create and edit as they went along.
“It got the ball rolling, slowly, but the entire time – even now sometimes – I didn’t really know what I was doing,” Grace says. “I’m shocked that it’s worked out so far, because in every aspect I’m very much self-taught.”
Little by little, Grace’s content grew increasingly geared towards music, with pop covers giving way to original tracks recorded in a neighbor’s basement home studio. Grace earned immediate attention with their hyperactive first single, “Sugar Rush,” followed by a string of tracks – including “Honeysuckle,” “Party Killer,” “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” and “Overthink” – that earned acclaimed as character-driven tales of unrequited love and teenage uncertainty, all etched with candor, wit, and originality.
While previously Grace had sent tracks to producers who would then embellish them in their own studios, the waning of the pandemic allowed them to collaborate face to face with NYC-based producer, mixer, and musician Jake Aron (Chloe Moriondo, Snail Mail, Empress Of) for “I Wanna Be A Boy.” An unprecedented anthem of self-exploration, the song had already touched a nerve with Grace’s growing fanbase, its acoustic demo earning over 500K views on YouTube while prompting a wide ranging conversation between artist and audience. “I Wanna Be A Boy” is perhaps Grace’s most declarative song, as straightforward as it is richly poetic, gaining momentum until a rapturous shout-it-out-loud coda full of joyful self-love.
“Sometimes you just have to be completely blunt and say what you want to say,” Grace says. “I wanted it to be one of those songs that you scream in your car because you just have so much emotion and need to get it out in the most direct way possible.
“I was just questioning a lot about myself. I used to identify as a girl, because that’s what I thought that I was. But I didn’t really feel like I fit in with a lot of the stereotypes of what being a girl meant. So when I first wrote that song, it was mainly just jealousy – I felt like boys had it easier in life and because I was a girl, that meant I had to almost take on life differently. I couldn’t be seen a certain way or be interacted with in a certain way. But eventually I ended up figuring out that the song was actually sort of a fight with my own gender and my own identity and who I really was as a person.”
Additional new tracks like “Kill The Switch” and “Make Me Sick” see Grace taking their already intimate songcraft even deeper, their third person narratives giving way to a more pared-down, explicitly personal lyricism influenced by such singer-songwriters as Phoebe Bridgers, Lizzy McAlpine, and Taylor Swift.
“I think my songwriting is taking a lot of different shapes right now,” Grace says. “As a kid I would write about my connections to others, rather than me as a person. But with this new stuff, I’ve really experimented with talking more about myself, my existence, growing up and finding myself as an adult.”
2022 promises to be Grace’s busiest year yet, with epic tour plans that include international festival appearances and a sold out North American run alongside Cavetown and Tessa Violet.
“It’s exhausting,” Grace says. “You get no sleep in a hotel, you have no private space, you drive in a van for six hours, get to the venue, slap on some clothes, some hair products, and you go onstage where you have to perform with energy, even though in your head, you’re so tired. And that’s not to say I don’t love it, because when I’m not performing live shows, I’m immediately wanting to go back and do it all again.”
For Addison Grace, making music has proven a kind of superpower, allowing them to better understand themselves while also helping others do the same. But with that gift comes responsibility – pressure to create, to realize one’s purpose and meet the expectations put upon them by their chosen path. Addison Grace is discovering more about who they are each day and wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Music is the best and the worst thing I could have ever done,” Grace says. “If I didn’t have music, if I wasn’t doing this, I would be absolutely miserable. I honestly would not be happy and I would not be fulfilled. But doing music, it’s a lot. You have so much on your plate, you’re constantly busy, you have to take on a different life that most people don’t understand. It’s like two sides of a coin and you have to decide which one’s better for you. For me, I would rather exhaust myself living the dream than have to deal without it.”
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