Tate McRae – exes

Tate McRae is more than just a “greedy” girl, she also keeps trinkets that remind her of her exes. Yes surprisingly, “exes” is actually about her exes. Who would have guessed that? Anyway, fans are already vouching that this new McRae era is going to project her to global stardom, and I can’t say they’re wrong. If a song is so catchy you can’t get it out of your head, blame OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, he’s bound to be involved. This time, of course, he worked his magic with McRae and Tyler Spry to bring us “exes.” And no, I can’t stop hitting replay even as I’m writing this.

I’m a, I’m a, I’m a wild ride that never stops / I’m a, I’m a, I’m a hard case they can’t unlock / And I, and I swear I care a lot, just not enough,” she confidently sings about the reason she has so many exes. In the first verse, she tells us why she makes and breaks up with her exes, singing, “Happens еvery time / I don’t mean, mеan to be cold, but that’s how I get, oh / Me and all my pride.”

McRae first teased “exes” on her TikTok account on November 2nd, along with the fun fact that it was written in 30 minutes. The bouncy beat reminds me of the 2000s pop vibe when Nelly Furtado and Britney Spears were leading the pop market.

“This song was kind of like the last Hail Mary of the album, and we wrote it in like, I kid you not, 30 minutes, and recorded and produced the whole thing within 90 minutes. It was basically just the last remaining thoughts in my head for the album,” she told Rolling Stone, adding, “I’m very awkward and Canadian…sometimes too nice for my own good. I do feel like I step into a different body sometimes when I’m doing songs like ‘Greedy’ and ‘Exes.’”

The accompanying music video sees McRae and a team of dancers do slightly complicated dance moves in a wrestling ring. She also rocks some short flashy outfits throughout the video – the most remarkable one bearing “xx” behind.

The song teases McRae’s upcoming album Think Later – out on December 8. Like most of her music, McRae said that the upcoming album will be a walk-through of her experiences, exaggerated in parts to make the story pop. “People always assume that it’s about them,” the “you broke me first” singer said. “It’s funny, because I pull from a lot of different things. It’s never like ‘true, true, true,’ on the dot of what exactly happened.”