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Everything We Know So Far About Tate McRae’s New Album, ‘Think Later’

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​​Tate McRae is right on track to becoming the next defining force of pop music. Between her 2022 debut album, I Used To Think I Could Fly, and her current smash hit “Greedy,” she’s taking over the world at just 20 years old. As her fanbase continues to grow, her sophomore album Think Later and its accompanying tour will open a new chapter in McRae’s musical career. Announced on Nov. 6 and set to release on Dec. 8, Think Later will explore the complex feelings around falling in and out of love. In her new music, McRae continues to experiment with contemporary influences on a strong bubblegum pop foundation, both vocally and lyrically. 

The fandom is excited for a brand new set of relatable anthems to drop soon. Tatertots around the world, myself included, have a lot to look forward to over the next few months! Here’s everything you need to know about Think Later.

What Can Fans Expect FromThink Later? 

In an Instagram post announcing her sophomore album, McRae revealed what Think Later means to her and how it marks her growth as an artist.  

She wrote, “this album means sooo much to me and i can’t believe it’s so close to coming out. writing this whole thing was one of the most stressful, exciting, nerve racking, and fun things i’ve ever gone through. for the first time in my life i lived this year a little less with my head and a little more with my intuition – and i rlly hope u guys can feel that through the music. through the biggest highs of my life to the lowest of lows – i feel so happy that it is now gonna be yours.” 

Which Songs Will Be Featured On Think Later? 

With Think Later‘s release date set for Dec. 8, McRae took to Instagram on Nov. 26 to tease the tracklist. But she didn’t make it easy for fans to decipher  — the singer scratched out certain words of a few song titles. Fans have since gone into a frenzy trying to decode McRae’s sneaky little puzzle and most people can’t seem to agree on the answers! 

McRae’s song “greedy,” is looking like it’s going to be the lead single on Think Later. The track was released Sept. 15, and boosted McRae to a new level of stardom. It recently held the No. 1 spot on the Spotify Global Top 50 chart. She also released her song “exes” on Nov. 17, along with an action-packed music video, which fans believe was inspired by pop icons like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

In addition to “greedy” and “exes,” Think Later will also feature the song “grave” (which McRae notes is “so sad wtf”). The rising star performed the track during the Nov. 18 episode of Saturday Night Live and included a clip of the song at the end of the “exes” music video.

Another song on the tracklist that caught my attention was “Calgary.” It looks like McRae will pay homage to her hometown in with this song. I should also mention that she’s including a special hometown show on her 2024 Think Later world tour.

McRae’s teaser of the Think Later tracklist has had me scratching my head for hours, so I can’t wait for the full reveal.

Is Mcrae taking Think Later on Tour? 

On Nov. 6, McRae announced she’ll be taking her music on the road for her Think Later World Tour. The Think Later Tour will open in in Dublin, Ireland on Apr. 17, 2024 and close in Wellington, New Zealand on Nov. 21, 2024. It contains 53 stops throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, including a special performance in Calgary, Alberta, McRae’s hometown. 

Will The Tour Feature Any Special Guests? 

Other than openers Presley Reiger (for North America dates) and charlieonafriday (for Europe, Australia & New Zealand dates), McRae’s tour poster seems to tease a special guest for her New York stop. Given that the show’s date, Aug. 22, 2024, falls just after the conclusion of Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS tour, I have a (somewhat delulu) instinct that she’s the “special guest” in question. Rodrigo and McRae have shared a close friendship as rising pop acts, so it wouldn’t be too far-fetched. 

When Do Tickets Go On Sale? 

For USA dates, American Express cardholders have access to a special presale on Nov. 7 with general tickets going onsale starting Nov. 10. In the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, anyone who preorders Think Later has access to the presale. The UK presale begins on Nov. 8, with general tickets available for purchase also beginning Nov. 10. Australia & New Zealand presale begins on Nov. 13, and general onsale is on Nov. 14. 

I’m so ready for another Ticketmaster bloodbath, and more importantly, new Tate McRae music! 

Karly Ramnani is a junior at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, studying music industry, with a strong passion for art and journalism. They discovered this amazing community shortly after starting college, and are super stoked to a national writer for Her Campus this semester. Karly worked with Her Campus in Fall 2022 as well, as the Entertainment & Culture Editorial Intern. Other outlets they've written for include All Country News, The Honey Pop, Medium, Newsbreak, and their own startup music blog Playlists & Polaroids. They currently serve as a campus ambassador for Amazon Prime Student and Tinder. When they're not writing blogposts and music reviews, you can find them composing and performing music, putting their nose in a rom-com book, binge watching "The Summer I Turned Pretty," or crying over Taylor Swift.