Tisk Tisk: An Interview with GV Grace

Genevieve and Griff Dymond always shared their musical endeavors with one another, even when they weren’t performing together as GV Grace.

For Genevieve, she noticed their deep musical connection right away. No matter what type of project one of them was in, Griff was always the person she would think of when she came up with lyrics that she really liked.

For Griff, he couldn’t have a project where he didn’t let Genevieve get directly involved.

“Every recording I ever made I always brought [Genevieve] in to sing,” he said. “It was like her voice was my favorite instrument and songs didn’t feel complete without her vocally. We’ve been each other’s biggest fans and have always written for each other in a lot of ways.”

Starting GV Grace was more of a happy accident, but it was a project that clicked right away for both of them. Their passion for finding a sound that suits them individually and as a duo can be challenging but is the part of the creative process that they enjoy most. If one of them thinks one way and the other one thinks the opposite, they know they haven’t found what they’re looking for yet. They know there’s something out there that makes them both happy, and finding it together is what makes this project one-of-a-kind.

“You have to work harder and you have to dig deeper and you have to go above your own bar to find this thing that isn’t just a compromise but it’s really both of you working together to make both people happy,” Genevieve said. “Even though sometimes it makes it more difficult, it’s allowed us to write better music.”

One of their most recent tracks, “Fuck Golf”, is unique in both the song itself and the NSFW music video. Genevieve wrote the lyrics after Griff “pissed her off” in the studio, and Griff’s connections paid off when all the pieces they needed for the music video fell into place. Beyond the two of them, they were able to assemble an entire team of actors and directors and set designers among others to take this idea and run with it.

Since releasing the music video, they have realized how conservative the media still is – which really proved a point with this song for them in a lot of ways. Taking place on a golf course, the music video explores the human body and nudity and the standards set about it.

“There are a lot of aspects of humanity that are not invited into that metaphorical private property of a privileged golf club so it was just this idea of really shining the light on people that are discriminated out of being a weirdo or just being yourself,” Genevieve said. “I think the human body is art and is very natural and real so I liked having so much nudity in the video.”

GV Grace was a long time coming for Genevieve and Griff Dymond. With an undeniable passion for music and rare dynamic, this duo has set the bar high for their next release.