Actress and singer McKenna Grace, along with songwriters Elizabeth Lowell Boland and bulow, have created a powerful new single, “Checkered Vans”. The song tells the story of a person who was used and abused in a relationship gone wrong, and how they are looking back on their time together and realizing they should have seen the signs.
The chorus of the song, with its upbeat instrumentals and catchy melody, serves as a rallying cry for anyone who’s been through heartbreak. The lyrics, which are both raw and relatable, describe the protagonist’s feelings towards their ex-partner. The protagonist recalls moments they shared together, both good and bad, and realizes that their ex ruined everything for them. The protagonist feels used and abused, and their ex’s actions left them feeling like their heart was stomped out.
In the pre-chorus, the protagonist realizes they should have known better, that their ex was a “back-stabber” who used their words as weapons, but still can’t help but wonder how they could have known. The refrain, “my stupid heart was in your hands,” serves as a reminder of the power that love can have over someone.
“Checkered Vans” is a powerful pop anthem that speaks to anyone who’s been through heartbreak. With its catchy chorus and relatable lyrics, this song is sure to become a staple on anyone’s playlist. Make sure to add “Checkered Vans” to your playlist and keep an eye out for McKenna Grace’s debut EP, “Bittersweet Sixteen”, which will be available March 3rd.