Tate McRae has large plans for 2024, so she’s taking cues from one of many world’s greatest pop stars. Shortly after asserting that her new album Think Later will arrive Dec. 8 adopted by a world tour subsequent yr, the 20-year-old pop prodigy — who’s additionally Billboard‘s newest cowl star — doubled down on her love for Britney Spears‘ efficiency type in a current interview with Rolling Stone.
“I mean, obviously I watch Britney’s music videos all the time, because I think no one really did it like her,” McRae advised the publication when requested the place she finds inspiration for her choreography and stage presence. “She always crushed her music videos and the dancing.”
The “Greedy” singer’s Britney shoutout echos what she beforehand advised Billboard in her newly unveiled Nov. 16 cowl story. “When I look at my favorite icons or videos or performances, it’s always the biggest pop stars, so I think that’s always a goal,” she mentioned. “I think what defines a pop star is how iconic [they are]: Madonna, Britney [Spears], Christina [Aguilera]; they would put on these shows and blow everybody away and make timeless art.”
“And that’s what I want to do: make timeless art and timeless performances — and strive to keep on doing that,” added McRae.
With manufacturing from Ryan Tedder, Think Later will characteristic McRae’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-climber “Greedy” in addition to her splashy new single “Exes,” which dropped Friday (Nov. 17). The Canadian singer and dancer is a finalist at this yr’s BBMAs for prime dance/digital track (“10:35”); she’ll additionally carry out on the Nov. 19 ceremony, which you’ll be able to watch on BBMAs.watch or through the Billboard and BBMAs social media channels.