Baker Grace Demonstrates the Power of the Self in Latest Single 'Shake the Earth'

When singer-songwriter Baker Grace felt like the world was crumbling around her, she looked deep inside of herself in order to create her compelling new single "Shake the Earth."

Released last month, the track was written, produced and (of course) performed by Baker herself as an anthem to believe in yourself, and brought to life with an ethereal sound and the power of Baker's rich yet delicate voice. We've adored it since our very first listen, and we just had to chat with Baker to find out all about what the song and its striking lyrics mean to her.

The Story Behind 'Shake the Earth'

Baker Grace: When I think of "Shake the Earth," I think of an earthquake. I think being an earthquake means not being afraid to shake things up, not being afraid to let things fall apart in order to find the right pieces and let go of the ones that don't fit. I wrote it at a time in my life when I felt like everything was falling apart and through this song, I realized that it was because I was chasing outwardly for the love and admiration I needed to find in myself. So I decided to write and produce a song by myself, something I could be proud of just because I know it means important something to me.


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The Meaning of 'Shake the Earth'

BG: I want to get across the message that your integrity and belief in yourself are more important than fame, clout or other people's idea of beauty or success. You shouldn't have to sacrifice yourself for anyone or anything. If people don't like you for who you are, let them go. You don't have to prove yourself to everyone. Don't let people take away your light because they're afraid of how bright you'll shine.


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Baker's Favorite Lyric

BG: Probably, "I'd love to hear about the diamonds and pearls, do they shine as bright as the look in my eye you said could shake the earth." I like this because it's confident. I'm reminding someone that the thing they left behind is the same thing they're looking for. There's always gonna be something that looks better out there but if you don't learn to appreciate what's right in front of you, nothing that you find is going to make you feel happy or fulfilled.


Can't get enough of Baker Grace? Also be sure to click HERE to read our interview with her about "Midnight Thoughts."