Hannah Grae Releases New Song “It Could've Been You”
British singer-songwriter Hannah Grae released a new song “It Could've Been You” on September 29, 2023.
The song is the second single since the 2023 debut mini album “Hell Is A Teenage Girl”, following “Screw Loose” released last month.
The track was written by Hannah Grae, and Rob Brinkmann, who also produced it.
Hannah Grae said, “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.”
- She continued, “When writing, we referenced Bowling for Soup, Green Day, Paramore, American Hi-Fi, and Avril Lavigne as well as classic 2000s movies such as Mean Girls and Shrek. We played the opening scenes on loop while writing and this helps me get that magical 'this is something great' feeling. I'm so proud of this song and how I finally managed to get over my fear of writing about relationships. I hope that people can scream the lyrics, whether it's at one of my shows or in their car, and be confident in the decision they've made for themselves.”
Hannah Grae shared on social media, “Thank god ive got my 20s but also THANK GOD It Could’ve Been You is finally coming out. I love it so much and I'm so proud that I was finally able to write about relationships. It's such a saturated concept, which I think is why I avoided it for so long. But I was finally able to put my own spin on the idea and write something that I found funny and comforting to listen to. A lot of you seem to already know all the lyrics which makes me incredibly happy, so I hope you're ready to SCREAM them as loud as you possibly can.”
- source : Apple Music