Mckenna Grace Releases Debut EP “Bittersweet 16”
American actress and singer-songwriter Mckenna Grace released her highly-anticipated debut EP “Bittersweet 16” along with a new music video for “Buzzkill Baby” on March 3, 2023 via Photo Finish Records.
The EP comprises 8-track, including preceding singles “Ugly Crier”, “Checkered Vans”, “Post Party Trauma”, and a new song “Buzzkill Baby”.
Written by bülow, DCF, Herag Sanbalian, Hrag Sanbalian, Lowell, Mckenna Grace, Mike Wise and Nathan Ferraro.
Produced by Herag Sanbalian, Hrag Sanbalian, Lowell, Mike Wise and Nathan Ferraro.
Mckenna Grace said of the EP, “I'm so happy to finally be releasing this ep! I'm excited for everyone to finally hear them. Getting into music has really been a dream. It's been a lot of fun and I've learned a lot about myself. Music has been a different type of creative outlet for me. It's way more personal. Writing has been therapy, it's been really heart breaking and I've cried writing and listening to songs, but it has also been fun and has brought me so much joy. I hope ya'll love this project as much as I do and dance around your house.”
- Mckenna Grace shared on social media, “I wrote all of these songs over a year ago, so it's weird to look back and remember what I was feeling at the time and to see how much I've changed. In writing and music I've learned a lot about myself (and am still learning) and a big thing I realized is that so often negative feelings get the most attention. In my own life, I'm working on focusing on more positive (but I can't promise the same in my music and writing just yet…ha). I get asked a lot if I still want to keep acting…yes!!! I LOVE acting and want to keep doing it hopefully forever! It has definitely been challenging for me to balance acting and making music…way harder than I thought it would be, so thanks for being patient with the release of this EP and for supporting all my random single releases : ) I hope anyone who listens to my music and can relate my moody teenage emotions will know (at least in my experience) that eventually some of the tougher feelings pass and it's normal and okay to feel things- happy, sad, angry, lonely…just don't give up and to repeat what some really wonderful people in my life told me- God has a purpose for you. Keep an eye out in some of my music videos…I've dropped a few hints about my next project!”
“I wrote this song after I went to this Hollywood party with a bunch of celebrities and felt completely out of place. I didn't know it was more of a black tie type of party and I showed up in my Taylor Swift cardigan with a bright lime green slimer purse. It was humiliating. All of these older, cool girls that I look up to were laughing and running around together and I was literally in the corner hiding out and feeling like a clown. That feeling of mediocracy and not being able to quiet that constant voice in my head that repeats my worst insecurities and feelings over and over and over. I know I'm always an advocate of saying that you should be who you are and love yourself, but it's easier said than done and some days it's just really hard!”
“I wrote this song as a fun punky skater breakup song…I took a lot of inspo from Le Tigre for this song, I wanted it to feel super 90s punk girl.”
“'Buzzkill Baby' is definitely one of my favorite songs on here, and I'm really excited for people to be able to jam out to it. I hope anyone who listens to my music and can relate to the darker feelings will know that eventually it passes and it's normal and okay to feel things- happy, sad, angry, lonely, frustrated…just don't give up.”
“Post Party Trauma”
“I wrote this song because I went to a couple of parties for work and I felt like the biggest loser in the room. I cried on the way home and at home both times. I just decided I'm really upset, so I'm going to write a song about it because I know I'm not the only person.”
- source : Apple Music