Mckenna Grace’s newest release, “Ugly Crier,” is a standout track that showcases the singer-songwriter’s undeniable songwriting skills and emotional depth. The lyrics, inspired by Grace’s own feelings of insecurity and not fitting in at a Hollywood party, explore themes of self-doubt and the struggles of trying to measure up. Lines like “I’m so mediocre, I’m a loser, I’m a joker / I should quit and be a broker, who am I tryna kid” and “I know a girl who can’t sleep at night / nothing that she does is ever right” capture the feelings of inadequacy and frustration that many of us can relate to. The song also touches on the theme of feeling out of place, as Grace sings about being an “ugly crier” who “never got into choir” and “was too bitter, too sweet / mature for her age / but too young for 16.”
Despite these heavy themes, the song ultimately celebrates authenticity and self-love. Its catchy melodies and honest lyrics make it a relatable and uplifting listen. “Ugly Crier” is a single from Grace’s upcoming debut EP, set to be released in early spring 2023.
Accompanying the track is a visually striking music video directed by Grace and Gus Black. The video adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the already powerful track. With “Ugly Crier” as a promising introduction to her debut EP, I’m excited to see what else Grace has in store for us in the coming months.
In addition to her growing success in the music industry, Grace has several exciting acting projects on the horizon, including continuing her Emmy-nominated role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and reprising her lead role in the “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” sequel. It’s clear that 2023 is shaping up to be a remarkable year for Grace’s career. If you’re a fan of heartfelt and catchy pop music, be sure to give “Ugly Crier” a listen and keep an eye out for Grace’s debut EP.