Singer/songwriter/actress Mckenna Grace has released her third single, “You Ruined Nirvana.” The artist, well-known for her acting work, recently as the star of Sony’s blockbuster GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, previously released the singles “Haunted House,” which landed the end credits title for the aforementioned Ghostbusters, followed by the stark piano ballad “Do All My Friends Hate Me?” an introspective turn that revealed some of the singer’s insecurities.
Mckenna Grace’s newest single, “You Ruined Nirvana,” is out now via Photo Finish Records and can be streamed and downloaded here.
“You Ruined Nirvana” marks a mature, edgy turn for Grace who had fun expressing her fierce side with the song; music listeners can yell along with. As with all her songs, Grace wrote the lyrics, collaborating this time with Cody Tarpleyy (Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Cyrus) and Rachel Kanner (Katy Perry, Maggie Lindemann). With a funky pop/rock sound, it references bands like Green Day and Arctic Monkeys, along with, of course, Nirvana.
Grace co-directed the music video with Gus Black (Phoebe Bridgers, Lizzy McAlpine), creating a look inspired by the likes of Green Day and Blink-182. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.
Of “You Ruined Nirvana,” Grace says “It’s about when you can’t listen to a certain song or artist without thinking of someone, or without being brought back to a certain memory. I wrote it as a story about a girl and guy breaking up, but for me it’s just about messing up a favorite song. With the video, I really wanted to make something that felt fun like a 90s/early 2000s music video. Like a music video that the bands who inspired the song would’ve made.”
An acclaimed actress, Grace is currently in production on “Handmaid’s Tale,” in which she plays young wife Mrs. Keyes; a memorable role which garnered her an Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a Drama last season. In fact, she is the youngest nominee in any Guest Actor category.
Mckenna Grace’s music is known for its dreamy pop sound. With dramatic instrumentals and emotional vocals, it focuses on heartbreak, friendship and the hardships that accompany coming of age as a teen. Since the release of “Haunted House” in November, which NPR Music called a “stunning debut,” Grace’s songs have garnered over 14 million streams and, perhaps even more remarkably, over 300,000 Shazams.
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Photo Finish Records is an independent record label boasting a diverse artist roster including alternative rock, indie pop and hip hop. The label was created and founded by Matt Galle and in 2021 celebrated its fifteenth year of success. As the label grew and developed, Matt brought in his business partner Mike Marquis to co-run the label with him. PFR is known for developing and breaking an eclectic roster of artists such as 3OH!3, SHAED, Marian Hill, MisterWives, ROZES, The Mowgli’s, and new signings The Maine, Elliot Lee, Lakeview, guardin, and joan. SHAED’s track “Trampoline” is triple platinum with over 2 billion streams worldwide, 3OH!3’s debut album “Want” is certified Gold with 3 platinum singles and over 15 million singles sold which includes collaborations with Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon and Ke$ha. Marian Hill’s releases including their debut album “Act One” have sold 12 million tracks making big waves with the breakthrough hit “Down” as well as successful albums from MisterWives and their gold single “Reflections,” Anthony Green, Handsome Ghost, and many others. Matt Galle and Mike Marquis are well known and respected leaders in the music industry having both been recognized in Billboard’s 40 under 40 and two years (2020, 2021) in a row on Billboard’s Indie Power Players list. The team is located in NYC and PFR is distributed through Virgin Music, Label and Artist Services.