LISTEN To ‘AGT’ Winner Grace VanderWaal’s New Song ‘I Don’t Like You’

Mriganka Chawla | Talent Recap

Season 11 AGT winner Grace VanderWaal continues to release new music that we love to listen to. Recently, she debuted a new song called “I Don’t Like You.” The lyrics show some unexpected maturity from the 15-year-old singer.

Listen to Grace’s new song below, and read on to find out more about what she’s been up to since winning America’s Got Talent in 2016.

Grace VanderWaal’s ‘I Don’t Like You’

On “I Don’t Like You,” Grace sings that she loves the subject of the lyrics, but she doesn’t like them, as they constantly argue. “The  simple truth is I can’t do this, though I try to,” she sings, before adding, “And I can’t shut you out, so I’m shutting my mouth / But I’ll never despise you / I  just don’t like you.”

Those are some pretty grown-up themes for a 15-year-old. It’s similar in concept to her previous song “Waste My Time,” in which Grace sings about wanting to waste her time with someone even though she knows their relationship won’t go anywhere.

This year, Grace has also released the songs “Ur So Beautiful” and “Hideaway” from the film Wonder Park. The singer-songwriter recently teased on Instagram that she’s been in the studio working on a new EP. We can’t wait to hear it.

What Has Grace Been Up To?

Grace won AGT when she was just 12 years old, thanks to her unique voice, ukulele skills, and catchy original songs. In 2017, she released an album called Just the Beginning, which included the songs “Moonlight” and “So Much More Than This.”

She recently finished up the Ur So Beautiful Tour, and has previously opened for artists like Imagine Dragons and Florence + the Machine. Grace has also dipped her toes into the acting world, as she’ll appear in Disney’s adaptation of the book Stargirl in 2020.

At 15, Grace’s journey in the music industry is only just beginning. We can’t wait to see where it takes her.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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