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So Much More Than This (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Gregg Wattenberg, Mike Adubato
Times Performed: 105
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Notes

"So much more than this is kind of about getting wrapped up and entangled in all the dumb things in life, like drama and phones and how many likes you’ve got on this photo, and things that will not matter what so ever, and being able to totally get yourself out of that, and see the greater picture and what will make you happy, and realize that there is so much more than what you are getting caught up in." (Behind the song video, released Oct. 2, 2017)

It is "about just moving on, stop looking in the past. Move on. Find out what you love and do it for the rest of your life. Intro to a “Live on the Honda Stage” performance, at Brooklyn Art Library, released Feb 5, 2018)

"This actually was an inspiration where I kind of knew what I wanted to write before I wrote it. I was in the car, going to the producing session and the radio was on. It is ALL about love, and hatred and people who are mean to you. It seems like all songs on the radio are like that. So, I was in a weird mood, “eaw it’s so annoying, why is it like this”.

The chorus sounded nothing like the chorus sounds now, but then – I don’t know, it started kind of almost developing itself. One of the writers was on their phone on Instagram. It was annoying me so much, I wanted to smack their phone out of their hand. It was so annoying – I would say “what do you think” [Grace pretends to look up distractedly from a phone]. I was like [screams]! Everyone thinks it’s about technology, but that was a split decision to put that in [the part about the phone].

You could sing and write and do whatever about your past for your entire life just dwelling on it, and it just doesn’t matter, because no matter what you say or what you do, it still happened and you can’t change that, nothing you do will change that, and at one point it’s just ridiculous. You just got to find what makes you happy"
(Grace Vanderwaal - Breaks Down So Much More Than This - MTV Push December Artist of the Month, Dec. 8, 2017)

REVIEW: “So Much More Than This” is short and sweet. Brevity is a smart choice. The production work is a bit more pronounced compared to “Moonlight,” but not overblown. Even with more instrumentation backing her, Vanderwaal is never in battle with her backdrop – she’s always in command. Even when she’s not belting it out, she’s always the focal point.”
(Review, The Musical Hype Nov. 8, 2017)





Performances

2017.10.07 Austin City Limits (Week 1) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.14 Austin City Limits (week 2) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.18 WE Day (Rogers Arena)
2017.10.25 Hope for Change in Ramapo political party (Lafayette Theatre) Part of (41s) 
2017.10.27 Q-Topia 2017 (Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater) At 6:18 (Facebook so no timestamps) 
2017.11.01 Team USA WinterFest #100 Day countdown (Times Square)
2017.11.02 MTV TLR (Billboard Studios)
2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.08 WE Day (Xcel Energy Centre)
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.26 HMW and Books Miniconcert (HMV and Books)
2017.12.04 MTV Push December Artist of the Month (MTV Studios)
2017.12.05 FLY 92.3 Not So Silent Night (Palace Theatre)
2017.12.07 98.5 KRZ Let it Show 2017 (F.M. Kirby Centre for the Performing Arts)
2017.12.09 K104’s Not So Silent Night (The Chance Theatre)
2017.12.29 The Today Show - Citi Concert Series (NBC Studios)
2018.01.06 The Art of Elysium - John Legends Heaven 2018 (Barker Hangar )
2018.01.20 Private Acoustic Concert (Bean Runner Cafe)
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.05 Honda Stage, Brooklyn Art Library
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour End missing
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1:32m)
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour Almost complete
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (15)
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour
2018.06.05 Xfinity Theatre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.06 Xfinity Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.08 Darling's Waterfront Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part (57s)
2018.06.09 PNC Bank Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.11 St. Josephs's Health Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.13 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.14 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.16 Hershey Park Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.17 Blossom Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.19 Madison Square Garden Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.21 DT Energy Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.22 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.24 Century Link Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.26 Denny Sanford Premier Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.27 Summerfest (American Family Insurrance Amphitheater) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.29 Saratoga Performing Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.02 Jiffy Lube Live Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.03 Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)  
2018.07.07 Colonial Life Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.08 Brandon Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.10 Bridgestone Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.11 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (14s) 
2018.07.13 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (35s)  
2018.07.14 Sprint Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.16 Red Rocks Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (12s ), taken from screen showing Grace 
2018.07.18 Isleta Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.21 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.22 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.24 Concord Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.26 Bobcat Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.28 Loveloud - Concert (Rice-Eccles Stadium) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.30 INTRUST Bank Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.01 BOK Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (33s) 
2018.08.02 Austin 360 Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (9s) 
2018.08.04 Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.05 Smoothie King Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.07 The Wharf Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (31s) sound not very good 
2018.08.09 Coral Sky Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (2m20s) 
2018.08.10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2019.02.21 Stray Release Event (The Slipper Room)
2019.05.31 CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza)
2019.06.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)  
2019.06.06 Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine) Part of (45s) 
2019.06.08 Amway Centre High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine) Fragment (19s) 
2019.06.09 American Airlines Arena High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.08.07 Wasting Time – A Performance with Grace VanderWaal (YouTube Space at Chelsea Market)
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour Mellow Intro Version
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (15s) 
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (15s) 
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (1m20s) at 1:21 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.03 Bluebird Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (22s) 
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (19s) at 1:46 (no timestamps) 
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (36s) from 4:48 (Facebook so no timestamps) 
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Behind the songGrace breaks down "So Much More Than This for MTV
Behind the songGrace breaks down the song
Behind the songBehind the scenes of the Video Part I
Behind the songBehind the scenes of the Video Part II
Behind the songShort intro to the song by Grace
Song reviewAnother catchy, age-appropriate song.
Song related contentMusicvideo made for Spottiofy

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-09-14So Much More Than ThisSingle1
2017-11-03Just the BeginningLP5
2017-11-03Just the BeginingLP5
2017-11-10Just the Begining (Japanese version)LP5

Lyrics

Sit right here, chill level low
Close your eyes and just let it flow
Right next to me I hear your heart beat beat
When the dial turns up and the music starts playing
We don’t realize in this society doesn’t matter how your hair looks or what they are thinking
Just Just
What we are finding

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

The whole crowd seems to like me now
Cause they think I’m cool but back when I was in school
They found it very easy to hate me
Funny how always these times are changing
Back then I was so easy to shatter
But now in the end it doesn’t really matter

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

All of the talk and the talk from ya
Won’t even matter when the lights come up
All of the talk and the talk from ya
hey
Open your eyes and just wake up
Do all the things that will matter to ya
Open your eyes and just wake up
Ooooh

Tap your foot and listen in
Ignore the world let the music cave in
Close your phone and breathe in the air
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is

So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
So much more than this
It is what it is
So much more than this
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

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