BABY QUEEN announces debut EP & new single PRETTY GIRL LIE!
6 track ‘Medicine’ EP set for release November 6th on Polydor
Stream the new single here
Watch the video here
Baby Queen has announced details of her debut EP, ‘Medicine,’ set for release on November 6th via Polydor Records on limited edition coloured vinyl, cassette and digital formats and available to pre-order now. The 6-track collection will include the rising anti-pop star’s acclaimed first two singles ‘Internet Religion’ and ‘Buzzkill’ along with the EP’s eponymous track ‘Medicine,’ and brand new single ‘Pretty Girl Lie,’ released today alongside a satirical video directed by Jade Ang Jackman (Sega Bodega, Mabel, Gucci).
“I wrote this song after becoming increasingly frustrated with the relationship between my real-life identity and the person I was pretending to be online,” Baby Queen aka Bella Latham explains. “I grew up with really bad body dysmorphia which I believe was partly caused by the image of the stereotypically “pretty girl” I saw in the media all around me, and the fact that photoshop made this image completely unattainable. We’re heading towards a reality wherein everybody edits their pictures, slims their noses, chisels their jaw bones, whitens their teeth and reshapes their thighs. I’m just over it. It’s not cool. It’s actually very uncool. If people aren’t going to stop doing it, then all the kids should know that nothing is real, and this is my way of telling them that.”
Baby Queen’s most recent track, ‘Medicine,’ saw enthusiastic praise across the board, with NME calling it “a subdued but shiny track that explores the side effects and salves of anti-depressants” while DIY proclaimed her “pop’s buzziest new talent.” Previous single ‘Buzzkill’ saw the rising South Africa-born artist hailed one of BBC Radio 1’s ‘New Names’ on the Annie Mac Show (listen back here), with additional plaudits from the likes of Billboard, who called the track “an electric, effortlessly cool single that balances its stream-of-consciousness snark with an arena-ready chorus,” drawing comparisons to Billie Eilish and Lorde. Popjustice simply crowned Baby Queen “possibly the planet’s best new pop entity.” Her irresistible debut single ‘Internet Religion’ meanwhile drew glowing write-ups from Dork, who declared it “an unstoppable guitar-pop gem,” and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders who extolled its “brilliantly sugary sweet grunge”. When The Horn Blows affirmed, “This new addition to alt-pop royalty arrives in full force” while Riot Mag observed, “There’s a Matt Healy and Charli XCX-esque quality to Baby Queen’s thoughtful songwriting”.
Baby Queen is a deeply personal project for Bella, born out of feeling like a misfit as she tried to fit into London life, pulled into a vacuum of fashion parties and Instagram influencers. Exposure to a world of fake personalities and self-obsession brought her back to her first passion and she felt compelled to write songs about her experiences. The highly anticipated ‘Medicine’ EP will further reveal her songwriting artistry. “I want to make music that people can connect to so much that they feel like they don’t have to change,” she says. All hail Baby Queen.
‘Medicine’ EP tracklisting:
1. Internet Religion
2. Pretty Girl Lie
3. Want Me
6. Online Dating