On the day that Tate McRae releases her latest six track EP she has also premiered a video for it's opening track, 'bad ones'. The snare driven, stripped back song follows her last single, 'slower', released earlier in March. The 'you broke me first' singer looks set to continue her marathon run of success with her latest release even though ahead of it's premier she tweeted to her fans, "BESTIES IM KINNA NERVOUS".
The seventeen year old Canadian singer and viral sensation has little left to prove, she's broken streaming and viewing records along the way and has successfully turned her triumph at reality TV dancing into a credible pop career. Over the course of the last few years Tate has built on her huge YouTube following by releasing a string of engaging singles.
Her latest release not only contains the song featured in the video but has five other tracks besides; 'rubber band', her January single, 'slower', 'r u ok'. 'you broke me first', and finally 'i wish i loved you in the 90's'. This is Tate's biggest collection of songs since her five track EP, 'all the things i never said', released more than a year ago and sets the foundations for her first full length album which is expected later this year.
Taking to Instagram, McRae said of the new releases, 'YUPPP music vid for bad ones and new EP comes out AT MIDNIGHT, CO-directed by meeeee". The EP, titled 'TOO YOUNG TO BE SAD', continues the thread of her August 2020 single 'don't be sad' but uses an altogether different mix.
On 'bad ones' there are no pianos, the track relies heavily on the snare beats, understated, revolving guitar loops and a mild Hip-Hop score. In a cynical world you could say that Tate has learnt a lot from her fellow teenager Billie Eilish, but there's enough individuality here to make McRae's latest single stand alone.
The video aptly captures the isolation mentioned in the song but splices it deftly with moments of positivity as Tate sings out "i keep falling for the bad ones, the always-make-me-sad ones, trying hard to hold my ground, but i’m always falling down for the, bad ones, way too good at falling for the bad ones."
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