With hits like “greedy” and “exes,” Tate McRae is cementing her status as the next big pop girl. Ahead of the release of her sophomore album Think Later, set for Dec. 8, more and more people are discovering the 20-year-old singer and dancer’s insane talent. Many fans believe the music video for “exes,” which dropped Nov. 17, puts McRae at the same level as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. She followed up this triumphant release with an appearance on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 18. During the show, McRae performed “greedy” as well as a new song called “grave.” Based on a plethora of hints dropped in the Think Later era so far, fans seem convinced that “grave” will serve as Think Later’s next single.
ICYMI, “grave” actually played in the closing scene of the “exes” music video, while McRae was riding in the backseat of a Lyft. Though the Saturday Night Live performance took a more stripped-back approach, the music video clip suggests “grave” will be a mid-tempo banger. This marks the first time McRae teased a snippet of a song in this way, as fans first heard both “greedy” and “exes” on TikTok.
But it seems McRae also included an Easter egg for “grave” in her “greedy” music video, with eagle-eyed fans noticing writing on one wall that read “take em to the grave.”
It’s also important to note that during the 2023 Billboard Music Awards on Nov. 19, McRae revealed that she just wrapped up filming a new music video, which fans believe is for “grave.”
I, along with many others on the Internet, hope that the “grave” music video will take a dance-heavy and 2000s-inspired approach, just like McRae’s other work from Think Later. Given the impressive choreography of her Saturday Night Live and 2023 Billboard Music Awards performances, it’s safe to say fans want more dance numbers from the singer.
Needless to say, I’m counting down the days to Dec. 8. I can’t wait to see what McRae has in store for Think Later as I’m prepared to have my mind blown.