Singer-songwriter blackbear teamed up with Canadian breakout artist Tate McRae for a new pop single, “u love u.”
Blackbear & Tate McRae Are Taking The World by Storm
Blackbear has been in the music industry for over a decade, but just recently started to gain more recognition. He has gone viral with his hits “my ex’s best friend” featuring Machine Gun Kelly, “hot girl bummer,” “idfc,” and “do re mi.”
On the other hand, 17-year-old Tate McRae has also been taking the world by storm lately with her music. Her songs “You,” featuring Troye Sivan and Regard, and “One Day” each has accumulated over 50 million streams. Her most popular hit, “you broke me first,” has gotten an amazing amount of over 600 million streams.
“‘u love u’ is the first single off of my EP misery lake,” says blackbear in a press release. “It’s an EP about isolation and feeling alone I made at the very end of quarantine before I got vaccinated. ‘u love u’ is the perfect blend of nostalgic synths and new school drums. It paints a picture of what it’s like to be in a relationship with a person who loves themselves so much that you feel alone.”
He continues, “The opening line, ‘it’s been over for a year or so, I should have left a couple of tears ago,’ sets it right up for what is ultimately an anthem for breaking up & to invest more time in yourself. Tate McRae then adds so much depth sonically to this song. It is truly a great way to start off the misery lake era of blackbear.”
Tate adds, “’u love u’ is a super honest song about the struggles of being in a relationship with a selfish person. I’m really excited to be a part of blackbear’s record and help bring his vision to life.”
Blackbear Will be Going on Tour This Summer!
Blackbear’s upcoming EP misery lake has no set date of release yet. We will be on the lookout for news about his next project.
In the meantime, he just announced that he will be joining Maroon 5 for a summer tour around the US this summer! Shows start on August 10 in Auburn, WA and go on until October 8 in Concord, CA. Make sure to check them out!