‘You Ruined Nirvana’ by Mckenna Grace is out now. The song was accompanied by a new music video.
Mckenna Grace, a singer, songwriter, and actress, has released her third single, “You Ruined Nirvana.”
The singer, who is best known for her acting work, most recently as the star of Sony’s blockbuster GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, previously released the singles “Haunted House,” which served as the end credits title for the aforementioned Ghostbusters, and “Do All My Friends Hate Me?” a stark piano ballad that revealed some of the singer’s insecurities.
Grace took a mature, edgy turn with “You Ruined Nirvana,” and she had a lot of fun expressing her fierce side with the song, which music fans can chant along with. Grace composed the lyrics once again, this time alongside Cody Tarpleyy (Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Cyrus) and Rachel Kanner (Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Cyrus) (Katy Perry, Maggie Lindemann). It has a funky pop/rock sound that pays homage to bands like Green Day and Arctic Monkeys, as well as Nirvana.
Grace collaborated with Gus Black (Phoebe Bridgers, Lizzy McAlpine) to co-direct the music video, which was influenced by Green Day and Blink-182. MTV Live, MTVU, and the Paramount Times Square billboards all aired the video for the first time.
Of course “”It’s about when you can’t listen to a certain song or artist without thinking of someone, or without being transported back to a certain memory,” Grace explains. I originally intended it to be a narrative about a girl and a guy breaking up, but it’s really about messing up a favorite song for me. I really wanted to build a video that seemed like it belonged in the 1990s or early 2000s. Like a music video created by the bands who inspired the song.”
Grace is now filming “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which she plays young wife Mrs. Keyes, a memorable part for which she was nominated for an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Drama last season. She is, in fact, the youngest candidate in any category for Guest Actor.
Mckenna Grace’s music has a dreamy pop flavor to it. It focuses on heartbreak, friendship, and the difficulties that come with growing up as a teen, with dramatic instrumentals and passionate vocals. Grace’s tracks have racked up over 14 million listens and, perhaps more impressively, over 300,000 Shazams since the release of “Haunted House” in November, which NPR Music dubbed a “stunning debut.”