Don’t you just know it?

Just out from Grace VanderWaal, the not-particularly-grammatical “Ur So Beautiful,” which, apart from that clumsy title, is a really lovely song, and since it’s the title track from her next album, I’d be well advised to get used to it.

And I have to admit, that’s the most inspired deployment of “Damn” since Sophie B. Hawkins. Maybe it’s a little offputting coming from a fifteen-year-old, but it’s not like there are any fifteen-year-olds who never, ever use words like that. (And judging by the writing credits, Hawkins got paid for VanderWaal’s expropriation of “Damn.”)

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