Rene Rapp Unveils Vulnerable Debut Single, ‘Tattoos’


“The Sex Lives of College Girls” Broadway actor Renee Rapp is creating her solo work debut with “Tattoos” a story about the anxiety that comes with thriving and falling out of love. “Fifteen and 16 I had to be strong/22. I’m still scared of it all” Rapp straps into the song’s dark chords. “Cuz I know one day I can wake up and you’ll be gone/And I’ ll just be lonely/Missing holding your hand when we’re half asleep.” Rapp has been taunting the single on TikTok for months, eventually showing its release date last week. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the 22-year-old opened up about what the music implies to her in the setting of her job so far. “I was literally a baby forcing my family to record my concerts. Always knew this is what I wanted to do” Rapp was the author of the book. “I knew it was what I loved more than anything. I’ ve dreamt of my first song coming out since I [was] little to no advantage!. I’ve been telling y’ all I’m going to release music for six years. I’ ve been hustling at this shit for five years. I’ve been embarrassed by labels for four years. At one point I was even in a girl group LMFAO and I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. I’d get turned down and messed up all over again to be here. Y’ all have stuck with me through all of that and more never even knowing it. Making music is the only time I smile like hell, and nothing else means a fucking thing. Thank you for sticking with me!. I love you like crazy.” Rapp recently broke into TV as Leighton, the sexy queen bee who challenges to come out of another room, on Mindy Kaling’s HBO Max success “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” But before that, she captured Broadway as Regina George in the Tony-nominated “melodic” “Mean Girls” when she was only 19 years old. Rapp is publically queer, and was recognized this year as part of Variety’s “Power of Pride” ranking. Listen to me “Tattoo” beneath.