Album Review: I Used to Think I Could Fly by Tate McRae
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
The Line of Best Fit - 70 Based on rating 7/10
"Don't Come Back" highlights McRae's ongoing growth as a singer, her tone strikingly resonant, her range effortlessly navigated. "I'm So Gone" is a textbook 'I'm-successful-and-you're-so-jealous' song ("You never left your dad's basement / now you're mad that I made it"). "What Would You Do" points to the influence of Taylor Swift by way of Pure Heroine-era Lorde, McRae's vocal oscillating between coy verses and even coyer choruses.
At just 18 years old, Canadian singer, songwriter and dancer Tate McRae has carved out a career for herself that has won the hearts of people across the globe. Back in 2020, Tate emerged onto the pop scene with her debut EP 'all the things I never said', which featured single 'you broke me first', a tune that was welcomed with open arms by the TikTok community and resulted in Tate's EP racking up over 100 million streams. Fast forward to 2022, Tate is about to release her debut studio album 'I used to think I could fly', a body of work dotted with pop anthems tied together by poetic, angsty lyricism and music videos that showcase her implausible dancing talents.