Welcome to One Year Later, an Industry Observer podcast, presented by APRA AMCOS, where we revisit career changing moments, one year on.

In this episode, Poppy Reid chats to Mallrat, who released her third EP Driving Music last year.

The conversation takes place in LA, the day after she took out the Breakthrough Artist Of the Year APRA Global Music Award.

Seated in the Green Room at the Grammy Museum in Downtown LA, Mallrat (AKA Grace Shaw) talks about the kind of legacy she wants to leave on the world:

“The biggest thing for me is when I’m able to put something in words that other people have been feeling but not able to articulate. Making people feel something or connect with something because of my music is the best.”

Mallrat also discusses her big move to live in LA, touring with Post Malone, hanging out with Mark Ronson, landing a fan in Azealia Banks, and more.

Broke with Expensive Taste was the first album I bought with my own money,” she says. “[…] She meant the world to me and I love her energy. I have a rap heart – that’s my favourite genre in the whole world. In a way, she really influenced the first EP, you can hear it.

“The other day I had all these messages from all these Azealia Banks fans…”

Stream One Year Later with Mallrat below:

Listen to Mallrat’s Driving Music EP:

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