Posted June 23, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

YouTube Sensation Tate McRae Teams Up with Lil Mosey for New Single

TATE MCRAE 2020 Press Shot_PC Fiona Garden
TATE MCRAE 2020 Press Shot_PC Fiona Garden

Pop singer Tate McRae has just released her new single, “Vicious,” featuring Lil Mosey. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Mark Nilan, the infectious song finds McRae alternately crooning while Lil Mosey drops some AutoTuned vocals. 

“Super stoked to be dropping ‘Vicious’ featuring Lil Mosey,” says McRae in a press release about the song. “I’ve always been a fan of his work, so it’s super dope to have a rapper like him jump on this record. Soooo excited for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on!!”

The lyric video was directed by Katia Temkin and Shannon Beveridge. McRae shot it herself, and it features both live footage of McRae in her bedroom as well as animation that transforms Tate into her alter ego and alternative universe.

“Vicious” will be featured on McRae’s upcoming EP due out later this year. The EP will also feature McRae’s recent track, “You Broke Me First.” 

In February, McRae was announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. The emerging artist program champions breaking talent and rising stars. She is also currently featured on SAYGRACE’s “Boys Ain’t Shit” with Audrey Mika.

McRae released her debut EP, all the things i never said, in January; it features standout tracks such as “Stupid,” “Tear Myself Apart,” “All My Friends Are Fake,” and “That Way.”  The EP has streamed more than 200 million times.  

McRae has also launched her own YouTube channel and her Create with Tate music series where she’s consistently releasing original music.  In just over a year, she has over 2.2 million subscribers and over 210 million video views on YouTube and has over 350 million combined on-demand streams to-date.

McRae, who hails from Calgary, lived in Oman until she was 6 years old.  She made a name for herself as a competitive dancer placing second runner up on Season 13 of the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance, achieved the “The Best Dancer” honor three times at the prestigious Dance Awards, and has performed on Ellenand The Teen Choice Awards. She’s also lent her voice to Netflix’s animated Lalaloopsy in the role of Spot Splatter Splash.

VICIOUS artwork / TATE MCRAE credit Fiona Garden


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