Grace in her introduction to her first performance of ”Gossip Girl”: This is a new song I wrote called ”Gossip Girl” and it’s really just about someone who … I feel like all of us have encountered at least once in our lives. It’s just someone that like earned your trust and you tell them secrets and stuff, and they just kind of let it out to everyone.
Later she told ”Paste Magazine” that: “It’s about a friend that was so close and then just kind of turned her back, and I think we have all had an experience similar to that. I kept on dreading on it, I just needed to get it out of my system” (Interview with Paste Magazine 23. Jan 2017)
Grace has often shown her love for this song:
“Ohh – I love that song. “Gossip Girl” is probably one of my favourite songs , even more than “I Don’t Know My Name”, because it’s just so fun to sing. And it’s a much more like “dark” song, than I usually sing.” (Interview, original source unknown, Dec. 9, 2016)
"its different and I like the sound of it. The song is more dark than I usually do. I usually try to do like “empowering” songs and this one is more like pointing someone out for something they did, it was kind of like I really wanted to get that out of my system, rather than dwelling on that one memory and that one thing that happened.” (Interview with Teen Vogue at Perfectly Imperfect launch event Dec. 2, 2016)
"It was the first song that we did in the studio, it's definitely the one where we like, played around with it a bit more, and really messed around with like noises and synthesizers and drums and all these kinds of noises and it was like so much fun to make. I really wanted to sing it on the show, but – I don’t know, I wanted to stick with like ”empowerment songs”, it is a little more darker than what I usually sing. (Interview at the Perfectly Imperfect Launch Party 5-Dec-2016)
It is "about the shock of being suddenly embraced by popular kids in the wake of her insta-fame. “I had a lot of those fake friends,” she says. “You just have to realize it’s happening. You can’t get caught up in the ‘Oh, my God, they want to be my friend finally’ aspect.” (Rolling Stone Jan. 6, 2017)
"We have all had the person that we thought was our friend,” she wrote on YouTube. “We confide our true feelings, then they tell everyone ... We are left hurt and wondering who our true friends are." (Grace quoted on TCPalm.com Aug. 24, 2016)
”I had a close friend and, she was my best friend, and there was rumors – I lost all the friends that I had, and it was just like a really hard time. It passed over, I got new friends, I have friends now, but I kept dwelling on it for like years after, and I thought that I needed to get it down on paper, or else I would like dwell on it forever. So, I wrote it down, and Gossip Girl was borne. And I am really proud of it, it is one of my favorite songs that I have ever written.
In the lyric video, I had this idea… I love like old vintage porcelain dolls, they are like creepy, and had an idea for a music video, where it feel and broke, and it would be put back together [unintelligible]. It told Columbia about my idea and we created this doll and put it in to the lyric video” (Grace on Facebook Live Dec. 28, 2016)
“I wanted to sing that so much on the show, but it’s not really the kind of message I want to sing on this kind of show, but it is a great song, I love that song.” (Grace in an interview with Robert Herra for Frontrow Liveevent ,Sep.13, 2016 – right after her AGT finale performance of Light the Sky)