Reneé Rapp Tells Listeners Why She Hates Boston On New Album “Snow Angel”

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Reneé Rapp at the Reneé Rapp's 'Snow Angel' Debut Album Release Party on August 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California (
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Reneé Rapp‘s new album “Snow Angel”, is out now. The album contains a song that left cryptic messages across the city for which it is named–”I Hate Boston.”

In a press interview with CBS Boston, Rapp clarified that she might not hate Boston (despite placing the phrase on a billboard in the city’s historic North End), but she still hates an ex who was from there.


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The 23-year-old made her foray into pop music last year with her EP “Everything To Everyone.” The actress-singer made a name for herself in the Broadway production based on the 2004 film “Mean Girls.” She will soon reprise her role as Regina George in the film adaptation of the musical, which has been delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 16: Reneé Rapp speaks during the Summer Spotlight Series at The GRAMMY Museum on August 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 16: Reneé Rapp speaks during the Summer Spotlight Series at The GRAMMY Museum on August 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victoria Sirakova/Getty Images)


Following her Broadway run, Rapp starred in Mindy Kaling‘s collaboration with HBO, “The Sex Lives Of College Girls.” The actress recently announced her departure from the production in favor of pursuing her music career. The album encompasses themes of heartbreak, anxiety, growing pains, and new relationships.

Fan Reactions

Fans of Rapp’s acting career felt apprehensive about the multi-hyphenate performer leaving her successful television run. Upon the release of “Snow Angel,” however, many felt that the singer-actress is here to stay in the music world.


Rapp’s album offers a meeting of pop, rock, R&B, and musical theatrical melodrama. Rapp’s rising star status has some wondering if a future friendship with music industry queen Taylor Swift might happen. Swift has long been open about the misogyny she has experienced throughout her over a decade long, highly acclaimed career.

The singer continues to extend opportunities for young women artists to open her rigorous “The Eras Tour” and collaborate on songs with her. Among these young artists are Maren Morris, Gracie Abrams, GAYLE, Phoebe Bridgers, and more.

Others were quick to point out the brutally honest lyrics of “Poison Poison”, which allude to a breakup with a toxic friend. Rapp points to the ethical dilemma of fighting with another woman despite her feminist outlook and “girls support girls” philosophy.


In conjunction with the album release, Rapp additionally dropped a music video for the track “Pretty Girls”. Model and actress Cara Delevingne appears in the video. Rapp shared some behind-the-scenes snapshots from the video shoot. Delevingne also directed the music video.


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Fans widely applauded the music video, and even drew comparisons to other pop culture moments it might have referenced.

Rapp will soon embark on a tour in support of the album. It is unclear when production on “Mean Girls: The Musical” will resume amid the strike.

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