Rapidly rising popstar Tate McRae stopped in San Francisco earlier this month to a fervently enthusiastic crowd. At only 18 years old, McRae already has nearly ten years of experience in entertainment, getting her start in the dance world and winning competitions from a young age. From YouTube to TikTok, McRae has gained massive popularity by posting original music that consistently reached viral levels. In fact, despite an impressive list of singles of EPs, McRae has yet to release a debut album. That hardly seemed to matter to the Bay Area crowd, who loudly sang along to each and every song.
Tate McRae first stepped foot on stages as a dancer, something that is evident in her live shows. Her performance was punctuated by impressive choreography and dance breaks. Along with her two backup dancers, McRae commanded the stage with the ease of a natural-born performer. The slick choreo accompanied most of the first half of the set, with songs like “stupid” and “bad ones” elevated by precise moves.
Despite McRae’s success at such a young age, the singer projected a refreshingly humble persona as she spoke with her audience throughout the night. Her down-to-earth discussions of quintessential high school experiences like having a crush on a friend and simply feeling unwanted (like the aptly named, “feel like shit”) allowed her to easily connect with her similarly young crowd.
Finishing the night with “you broke me first,” the song that launched her into worldwide success, McRae’s true star power was on display. With the crowd screaming back every word, she maintained the onstage grace of a performer twice her age. With the release of her debut album on the horizon, we can’t wait to watch Tate McRae launch into well-deserved stardom.
Tate McRae in San Francisco
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