Addison Rae Drops New EP ‘AR’ Featuring Charli XCX And Unreleased Lady Gaga

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TikTok creator turned actress and singer Addison Rae dropped her debut EP, “AR”, today.

The five-song strong EP features Charli XCX on a track titled “2 die 4.” Additionally, the song “Nothing On (But The Radio)” is a re-recording of an unreleased demo from Grammy winning pop star Lady Gaga. The EP is Rae’s first musical endeavor since 2021, when she dropped “Obsessed” as a single.


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In an Instagram caption, Rae explained her lengthy musical hiatus. The tracks on “AR” were leaked online last year, and Rae made the choice to release them on her own terms before moving forward with creating a full length album in the future.

Rae first rose to fame on TikTok for creating dance moves to several hit pop songs on the platform. Many of her videos sparked viral dance trends. The widespread social media attention paved the way for Rae’s professional acting debut in “He’s All That.” Rae starred in the film alongside Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Rachel Leigh Cook, and more. The film serves as a modern take on the 90s classic rom-com “He’s All That,” in which Cook also starred decades before.


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Rae’s meteoric rise continued to pave the way for high profile brand deals and modeling opportunities, which the creator appeared to focus on throughout the past year. Now, the surprising EP drop is receiving widespread praise across social media, from both critics and longtime fans of Rae alike.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Addison Rae is seen on January 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 10: Addison Rae is seen on January 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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Pop star Kesha praised the new EP. Kesha defined much of the styles of pop music in the 2010s, and Rae thanked Kesha for her kind words on her work.

Rae’s largest criticisms lied in her career beginnings as a digital creator and influencer. However, the inclusion of a Lady Gaga demo coupled with the Charli XCX feature has gained the singer new respect amid pop aficionados and critics.

Many felt that Rae aligning herself with innovative pop stars and queer icons in the music industry was a smart career move. The EP’s combination of y2k, 2010s, and contemporary pop elements have many listeners hopeful for Rae’s next project.


Charli XCX additionally tweeted about the production on her duet with Rae, making a punny comment including the title. XCX was recently featured on the soundtrack for Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed “Barbie.”

It is unclear at this time when Rae will begin working on her debut full-length album, or when she will release it. Numerous high profile pop features are anticipated to be included. Needless to say, fans think it will be “2 die 4”.

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