Hearing singer-songwriter Tracee Perrin’s music, one is immediately struck by her
formidable voice that enhances the one-of-a-kind edge to her distinct indie alternative
folk sound. Just as apparent is an inherent relatability in both Perrin’s presence and
captivating lyrics, something that has its roots in the Los Angeles native’s youth.
Perrin’s upbringing as a mixed-race child in a home that emphasized the importance of
culture, languages and family traditions nurtured a need to explore the human condition
through her music. And since 2007, that’s precisely what she has done, drawing on her
perspectives as an artist, mother, wife and businesswoman to craft captivating songs
with a smooth, soulful feel that evoke Lori McKenna, Joy Oladokun and Sara Bareilles.
As a student at the Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, Perrin first learned how to
produce and engineer her own music. Upon graduating from MI with an Independent
Artist Certificate in 2010, she was accepted into ASCAP’s prestigious Lester Sill
Songwriters Workshop, during which she had the privilege of working alongside, and
learning from, some of the music industry’s most prolific artists and professionals.
It was during a stint in New York, where she first worked in the non-profit sector and
later in musical theater, that Perrin wrote and recorded her first original song and fell in
love with the songwriting process. Eventually, she returned to L.A., releasing her debut
EP, Providence, in 2012 and regularly performing at venues like The Cat Club, The
Hotel Cafe, Viper Room, The Mint, Molly Malones and Bar Lubitsch.
Shortly thereafter, at a crossroads as a developing musician – and a new mom – Perrin
moved to Nashville. There, she found the creative community she had been searching
for to further hone her craft and released the raw and emotional single “Losing The War”
with the help of multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter Jordan Richmond
in July 2013. Perrin has since continued writing and performing as a solo artist around
Music City, while also fronting a power rock band called Silence Earthling (previously
Play Hot Lava).
In early 2024, Perrin will release her sophomore EP, The Clearing, co-produced by Latin
GRAMMY®-nominee Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienne Teng) and close friend and
collaborator Cara E. McCarthy. A deeply personal collection, the five-song EP provides
a genuine, intimate glimpse into Perrin’s life, while showcasing the quiet yet undeniable
confidence she has cultivated on her journey that empowers her as both artist and an