21-year-old self-taught musician Hannah Grae has shared her brand-new track “It Could’ve Been You,” available now on all streaming platforms. Hannah initially teased a clip of the song on her socials, amassing over 3.3 million views on TikTok alone. Written alongside Rob Brinkmann, “It Could’ve Been You” taps into that 00s pop punk energy while Hannah’s stunning vocals deliver her cathartic lyrics as the track, which sees Hannah express her relief that a relationship has come to an end while she thinks about what could’ve been, quickly resonated strongly with fans online.
Check out the lyric video for the single here:
Speaking of the new song, Hannah says: “I wrote ‘It Could’ve Been You’ a while after the breakup. Before that, I found it pretty difficult to write about romantic relationships. I think this concept was a new sense of vulnerability that I wasn’t ready to unlock. I thought for a while about the ways in which I could write about this specific relationship and the phrase ‘what could have been’ kept recurring. I was so thankful and grateful that the relationship had ended, and there were no real hard feelings towards the other person.
This is one of the only songs on my second body of work that I’d say is a happy, hopeful and all around positive song. The others are laced with a sense of doom even if they sound happier, which is my comfort when writing. So, ‘It Could’ve Been You’ (conceptually) is completely out of my comfort zone. I wanted it to be upbeat, funny, sarcastic and confident in what it is.”
“It Could’ve Been You” follows the release of “Screw Loose”, a hard hitting track which kicked off a new era for Hannah after she released her first body of work Hell Is A Teenage Girl in April. This summer, Hannah impressed festival crowds across the UK and Europe as she performed at 2000Trees Festival, Brighton’s The Great Escape, Neighbourhood Weekender, Liverpool Sound City, Reading & Leeds Festival, and more.
Merging nostalgic elements of No Doubt, Alanis Morrisette, and The Bangles and modern storytelling lyrics inspired by the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Paramore, and Taylor Swift – to a soundtrack inspired by the likes of Bowling For Soup, Green Day, and Avril Lavigne, see why Grae is quickly becoming one of the hottest new stars of 2023.
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