OpenMike student featured in GRAMMY®-Winning Singer, Songwriter, and Producer, Grace Weber’s new music video, “Thru the Fire (feat. Chance The Rapper)”
Watch the Official Video for “Thru the Fire (feat. Chance The Rapper)” here
L.A.-based GRAMMY®-winning singer, songwriter and producer Grace Weber has shared her new music video for her blazing self-empowerment anthem “Thru the Fire (feat. Chance The Rapper),” which appears on her debut album “A Beautiful Space” – available now. Fans can watch here.
Presented in partnership with Baccarat and the National YoungArts Foundation, the stunning music video sees Weber share her evergreen message of unwavering resilience via her charismatic vocals and an infectious beat of unbridled freedom.
Filmed at NYC’s MoMA PS1 and the Baccarat Hotel, Weber uses her platform to spotlight dazzling performances from the next generation of artists who are a part of the three non-profits YoungArts, SocialWorks and Grace Weber’s Music Lab. Ranging from elegant dancers to a resonating reading from a poet, as Weber proudly sings, “Words so cruel, I’ll use it for fuel / And I’ll make it through,” it’s clear that this a timely celebration of the hope and healing that the arts can provide, and a timeless testament to pure resilience.
The “Thru the Fire” music video also showcases a full-circle moment for Weber who became a Presidential Scholar for the Arts through her receipt of the Silver Award in Popular Voice from YoungArts in 2006.
“YoungArts is grateful to Grace for using her voice and platform to highlight artists in her community and network, many of whom are her fellow YoungArts award winners,” says Lauren Snelling, Senior Director of Alumni Programming at YoungArts. “‘Thru The Fire’ exemplifies that extraordinary things can happen when artists support artists. We are proud to provide opportunities to these remarkable artists throughout their careers and congratulate Grace on the release of her new music video.”
Justin Cunningham, Executive Director at SocialWorks, adds, “A great piece surrounding perseverance and resilience. Success, for many, first started as a belief in self. We thank Grace Weber for extending the opportunity for SocialWorks’ students to be involved; not only did they see, for the first time, the making of a music video but that a larger community of creatives are pushing them through their own fires.”
“Baccarat encourages and inspires dreams,” states Baccarat Vice President of Marketing Ward Simmons. “Working with Grace and her team only proves that dreams do come true through vision, talent and hard work. The song and video, ‘Thru The Fire,’ demonstrates a resilience you must have for your craft, life, family and love. In comparison, Baccarat’s master craftsmen designed the first ever crystal album for Grace that traveled ‘Thru the Fire’ which symbolizes Baccarat’s vision and standard of excellence. Inspiring dreams, and aspiring to be the best person you can be is why Baccarat believes we all can make it Thru the Fire.
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“Thru the Fire (feat. Chance The Rapper)” portrays a common thread of perseverance that runs through her “refreshingly forward-thinking” (Ones to Watch) debut album “A Beautiful Space,” which was released on June 11. Produced by The Social Experiment and boasting an array of
collaborators and features including Nico Segal and WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Weber has embraced total artistic freedom on her long-awaited debut. Forbes agrees, praising “Thru the Fire” for painting “her self-actualization as rising from the ashes, like a phoenix.” With 12 tracks spanning soulful, gospel-influenced R&B and vibrant, feel-good pop, “A Beautiful Space” sees her navigate a journey of creative control, self-love and growth.
Described as “sexy, timeless and empowering” by Billboard and with 4,000,000+ streams on all platforms – with writing and feature credits spanning Francis and the Lights, Masego and Vic Mensa – Weber is poised to become one of R&B’s most prominent voices.