Actress and singer Reneé Rapp released her highly-anticipated debut single “Tattoos.”
Reneé Gives Her All in Her Debut Single
The actress best known for her performance in Broadway’s Mean Girls production finally released her debut single. “Tattoos” is an emotional ballad that showcases Reneé’s beautiful vocals perfectly.
In the song, Reneé expresses feeling the insecurities that come with a new love, and giving her heart to this new person. “If I’m bein’ honest when you look at me. It’s like kissin’ a million angels. And every tattoo’s so intoxicating. From your neck and right down to your ankles,” she sings in the opening verse.
“I love to write music, but I’m an anxious person,” Rapp shared in a statement. “For 6 years I’ve been saying I was going to release my songs then backing off and getting scared. If you ask anyone I’m an open book and I share everything. Music was the final piece I hadn’t shared. I’ve been excited and scared at the same time. I’d second guess everything I was writing— I still do.”
“The only thing that changed is you guys,” she adds. “Your support on this song and the next to come leaves me fucking speechless. I’ve dreamt of this my entire life and I’m so excited to finally be sharing it with you. Heartbreak sucks. Anxiety can suck. But they made this song. They connected me to y’all, so I’ll take it any day. Hope this makes your heartbreak worth it. I love you like crazy.”
A Touching Visual
In the accompanying music video for “Tattoos,” we can see an emotional Reneé singing the song at the top of her lungs alone in a bathroom, while she thinks about this new relationship and reflects on the lyrics.
Rapp teamed up with songwriters Michael Pollack, Jacob Kasher, Isabella Sjöstrand as well as producers Andrew Goldstein and Anton Göransson to bring her vision for “Tattoos” to life.
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