We all listened to Nirvana when we were 15, right? It’s like a right of passage. Acting legend turned music star Mckenna Grace was no different, and now someone’s ruined it for her, and she’s not happy about it. We hate when people change the meanings of your fave songs. But at least we got a really great song out of it. We’re sorry, Mckenna!
Mckenna has just dropped ‘You Ruined Nirvana,’ and we can’t stop listening. This is a new direction for Mckenna and her music, but the edgier rock sound suits her so well. This song would fit right into our playlists with some early noughties pop-punk like Avril Lavigne and Paramore. And into our playlists, it shall go! She really put her all into this release, and we are living for it.
Mckenna both co-wrote the song and co-directed the music video. She truly is an incredible talent already, and it’s so fun to watch her grow. The video is filmed similarly to a lot of late 90’s/early noughties tracks with a similar vibe, and it’s so cool to see her paying homage to the video styles of the era! Check out the video for ‘You Ruined Nirvana’ here:
Another fun thing she managed to weave into the lyrics is a number of references to some iconic bands. Did you manage to catch them? Let’s get you up to speed if you didn’t!
Coming in strong with verse one, Mckenna sprinkled in a little Green Day reference saying she was going to “roll down the windows and scream ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams.'” That sounds like a good time to us, can we join you? All these references are sending us back into our emo phase, and to be honest, we really don’t mind. It rocked.
Okay, this one was in the title, so you probably already guessed it. But did you catch the reference to their hit song ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ or their 1991 album Nevermind? Mckenna committed to the theme, and we respect it. We also love Nirvana, so kudos to her for having a super cool taste
This chorus is chockfull of brilliant band references, and you know the Arctic Monkeys got a look in on it. ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ is a banger, so we love that she included this one.
This one might not have been confirmed, but this early noughties tune by Katherine McPhee would match the vibes. Katherine was just as ‘Over It’ as Mckenna is by the sounds of it! So have a listen and let us know what you think!
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