BLACKBEAR TEAMS UP WITH TATE MCRAE FOR NEW SINGLE “U LOVE U”
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TEASES NEW EP MISERY LAKE
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04 JUNE 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, multi-platinum singer, songwriter & producer blackbear has returned with a brand-new single “u love u” featuring singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The infectious pop ballad features blackbear’s signature blend of honest lyrics and edgy pop production, with a topline vocal performance from fellow hitmaker Tate McRae. Written by blackbear, Joe Kirkland, Andrew Goldstein and Tate McRae, produced by Andrew Goldstein.
Listen to "u love u" HERE
The single is accompanied by an aptly aesthetic visual, directed by Boni Mata, starring both artists – watch HERE.
"u love u is the first single off of my EP misery lake,” says bear. “It’s an EP about isolation and feeling alone I made at the very end of quarantine before I got vaccinated. u love u is the perfect blend of nostalgic synths and new school drums that paints a picture of what it’s like to be in a relationship with a person who loves themselves so much that you feel alone. The opening line, ‘it’s been over for a year or so, I should have left a couple tears ago,’ sets it right up for what is ultimately an anthem for breaking up & to invest more time in yourself. Tate McRae then adds so much depth sonically to this song, it is truly a great way to start off the misery lake era of blackbear."
Tate adds, “’u love u’ is a super honest song about the struggles of being in a relationship with a selfish person. I'm really excited to be a part of blackbear’s record and help bring his vision to life.”
blackbear kicked off 2021 garnering nominations for two 2021 Billboard Music Awards (Top Rock Song x2), and two 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Best New Pop Artist” and “Alternative Rock Song of the Year.” This follows a whirlwind year for blackbear where his top-notch skills were showcased through multiple hit tracks as he dominated radio airwaves. His 3x-platinum smash “hot girl bummer” landed at #11 on Billboard’s 2020 Year-End Top 40 Radio chart, and #26 on the Year-End Hot 100 Chart. He also brought his hitmaking prowess to numerous collaborations, most notably featuring on Machine Gun Kelly’s “my ex’s best friend” and All Time Low’s “Monsters,” both of which spent multiple weeks #1 at radio.
Since first crashing onto the scene in the mid-2010s, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer blackbear has continually turned heads and defied all expectations, effortlessly mixing his satirical humor and refreshingly forthright semantics with deeply heartfelt emotion. Delivering an outrageously catchy hybrid of pop and hip-hop and alt-R&B, the L.A.-based artist has put out five studio albums in the last six years alone, including 2019’s magnum opus ANONYMOUS, and 2020’s gold-certified everything means nothing (a #15 hit on the Billboard 200 Chart.) Hyper-creative and massively prolific, he’s also collaborated with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Linkin Park, and brought his top-notch songwriting skills to Justin Bieber’s six-times-platinum single “Boyfriend.” And in his unflinching honesty about his own demons and depression, blackbear creates a powerful sense of solidarity—ultimately moving forward with his longtime mission of “inspiring everyone to be more unapologetic about who they are.”
In August 2019, blackbear dropped his biggest smash to date with the 3x-platinum hit “hot girl bummer,” – the anthem reached #2 at Top 40 radio, landed at #11 on Billboard’s 2020 Year-End Top 40 Radio chart, and #26 on the Year-End Hot 100 Chart. blackbear’s hitmaker prowess continues to be showcased through numerous recent collaborations, most notably featuring on Machine Gun Kelly’s “my ex’s best friend” and All Time Low’s “Monsters,” both of which spent multiple weeks #1 at radio. He kicked off 2021 garnering nominations for two 2021 Billboard Music Awards (Top Rock Song x2), and two 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Best New Pop Artist” and “Alternative Rock Song of the Year.” blackbear returned with his brand-new single “u love u” featuring Tate McRae on June 4, 2021, as he continues to tease the release of his forthcoming EP, misery lake.
About Tate McRae
Singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae has become the artist on the rise. She currently has over 1.8 billion career streams with over 3.3 million subscribers and over 500 million video views on YouTube. She was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021 as the youngest musician on the list as well as Apple’s Up Next Artist for 2021, Amazon’s Artist to Watch in 2021, Pandora’s Artists To Watch 2021 list and included on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 One’s To Watch list. She was also named one of YouTube’s Artist on the Rise, and MTV’s Push Artist for July 2020.
Her current single, “you broke me first” reached #1 at Top 40 radio and has over 1 billion stream worldwide. The track is approaching the Top 10 at Hot AC, helped Tate to secure her spot in the #1 spot for 5 weeks on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart and was #1 at dance radio last year. The track is not only double platinum in the US, but 4x PLATINUM in Ireland, 3x PLATINUM in Australia and Singapore, 2x PLATINUM in Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway and Sweden, PLATINUM in the Austria, Netherlands, South Africa, Taiwan and the UK, and GOLD in Denmark, Germany and Indonesia.