This taster track (the first single, ‘All My Friends Are Fake’, will be released in October) by sixteen year old singer/songwriter Tate McRae marks her as a talent to watch. She’s managed to avoid coming across as either mawkish or awkward with a sophisticated, heartfelt slice of pop that would appeal to fans of both Lorde and Halsey.
More Jorja Smith than Taylor Swift, ’Tear Myself Apart’ is emotional without being emotive, stripped down without coming across as contrived, and it’s a highly dignified, atmospheric piece of songwriting.
With this being purely a taster track, it’s too early to predict what direction McRae’s career will take, or if she’ll be content to stick with making atmospheric pop ballads over the usual route of R&B flavoured pop or reggaetron. Whatever happens though, remember the name.