Megan Moroney Takes on the ‘Mean Girls Committee’ in Confident New Song, ‘I’m Not Pretty’ [Listen]
Megan Moroney's breakout 2022 single "Tennessee Orange" is still climbing the charts, but she's giving fans a dose of brand new music with the relatable "I'm Not Pretty."
Moroney co-wrote the song alongside Ben Williams, Micah Carpenter and Mackenzie Carpenter, and in it, she tells a story about being the subject of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's ire.
In the first verse of "I'm Not Pretty," she imagines her ex's new flame being haunted by the thought of her, and she has some proof of this as the new girlfriend embarrassingly liked one of her old photos on Instagram.
The chorus features a cascading melody as Moroney continues to sing about the new girlfriend's fixation, which has now extended to Moroney's physical appearance. But the singer isn't phased by this "Queen of the mean girls committee." In fact, she's happy to let the hate go on.
"Somewhere out there my ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s scrolling through my Instagram / Tearing me down passing the phone around like there’s nothing better to talk about Zooming out, zooming in, overanalyzing / Like the queen on the mean girls committee / But hey whatever helps, keep on telling yourself I’m not pretty," she sings in the chorus.
Moroney says the song is loosely based on a true story: She did have an ex's new girlfriend like one of her Instagram photos, but she says the tune is meant to be fun.
"It’s a mostly true story (you can find the spring break throwback pic on my Instagram) but not meant to be taken too seriously,” the country singer says in a press release. "I think everyone can relate to somebody keeping tabs on them on social media. It was fun to write and it’s fun to sing and hopefully will become an anthem for the girls."
The song's playful and clever lyrics are paired with a laid-back beat featuring acoustic guitar and twangy electric. Moroney's casual performance of the song reinforces the tune's message about her indifferent attitude towards the mystery woman's criticisms.
Moroney made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday night, Feb. 11.
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