Tate McRae has debuted an acoustic version of her single “All My Friends Are Fake,” premiering the accompanying video exclusively with Billboard on Monday (Oct. 21).
In the clip, the 16-year-old Canadian singer lays bare the track’s scathing lyrics while accompanied by a flame-haired electric guitarist. “‘Cause all my friends are fake, fake, fake, fake/ They just want me for the day, day until they don’t/ I stay up wonderin’/ What if I broke my legs?/ What if I changed my name?/ Would you still love me the same?/ Or are you just as fake?/ Like all my friends are fake,” she intones on the vulnerable chorus, clad in a bright yellow crop top, baggy jeans and layered silver jewelry.
“I was super excited about recording the ‘All My Friends Are Fake’ acoustic version, because it shows how emotional the song really is,” McRae tells Billboard. “This song is so real and the lyrics are super important to me. [I’m] hoping the stripped-back version can give people a chance to actually listen.”
The rising teen star first gained fame as a dancer, competing on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation in 2016.
Early next year, McRae — who recently signed to RCA Records — will be embarking on her first headlining tour, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Brooklyn before heading to Europe in February.
Check out the exclusive premiere of the new version of “All My Friends Are Fake,” as well as the full list of tour dates, below.
All The Things I’ve Never Said Tour
Jan. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
Jan. 23 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Jan. 25 — Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Jan. 28 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Feb. 1 — Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
Feb. 3 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Feb. 5 — London, UK @ The Camden Assembly