On this episode of FYS with Jen, Samantha Gracie, actress/singer/songwriter and I had an authentic conversation and lots of fun! I’ve had the privilege of watching Samantha grow, evolve and flourish over the past 15+ years. Samantha shares some of her story and the inspiration for her new single “Lilacs” that is a tribute to her grandmother but is something to which we can all relate. Lilacs has been making waves and garnering a lot of attention – we all can relate to loss and having to adapt to a new way of living in the aftermath.
Samantha also talked about her acting career and what she has learned; how she stays focused and deals with those nasty voices in her heads. Her new comedy, The Influencers, is now available on Amazon Prime in Canada, US and the UK.
Learn more about Samantha and her social links below.
Samantha grew up on stage with her Dad, multiple award winning singer/songwriter John Gracie, signed with Ford Modelling at 14, caught the bug for acting in high school. In 2012, cast for a lead in Jason Eisnor’s VHS2, it premiered at Sundance and Samantha was there, this opportunity opened many doors, new manager, new agent and new opportunities. Samantha moved then to Toronto, landed a lead role in BET’s Single Ladies filmed in LA and Toronto and got to do a scene with Queen Latifah, many other TV appearances, The Good Witch, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Private Eyes, Mr Dee and more. Currently on Netflix, she stars in the Holiday Romance, Hometown Holiday and she also stars in the comedy series, The Influencers on Amazon Prime US and UK and in Canada on Revry TV. Samantha performs live and has had success with her first single Hometown Love in 2017 and now her new song Lilacs, she is currently working on her first album. Her music and videos can be found on all the digital platforms.
Release on Lilacs
Toronto/Halifax- Toronto based, Dartmouth native, singer/songwriter/actor Samantha Gracie just released her new single, Lilacs. Lilacs came to Samantha last summer while isolating at her late grandmother’s home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The home had been vacant since her grandmother’s passing in 2019 and going back to the home filled with childhood memories was both difficult and comforting at the same time. The inspiration for the song came from her Grandmother’s love for the lilac tree that grew in her front yard.
Gracie commented, “Grief flows through us in many forms, different everyday… one day, for me, it came out as a song. May 27th would have been my grandmother’s 85th birthday, this song is dedicated to her.
At first, this song had a specific inspiration, however it grew into a love song about missing someone in any capacity. I hope it comforts you and reminds you that we all experience loss, longing, and sadness when navigating grief.”
The video for Lilacs was produced and directed by JIVE Photographic Productions, Halifax (@jivephotographic).
Lilacs- Youtube link- https://youtu.be/5MiQJjkhHWg
Lilacs is available on all digital platforms for purchase and streaming and will be released to commercial radio. Samantha Gracie’s music is distributed by UnitedMasters.
Acting accomplishments on revry.tv (The Influencers) & Netflix (Hometown Holiday).
Samantha Gracie Social Media:
Facebook: Samantha Gracie
Youtube: Samantha Gracie Music
IMDb: Samantha Gracie
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