BABY QUEEN shares new single ‘WANT ME’
Baby Queen has announced details of a new single. ‘Want Me’ is out on now via Polydor Records and is taken from the rising anti-pop star’s keenly-anticipated ‘Medicine’ EP, which will be released on November 13th. The follow-up to ‘Pretty Girl Lie’, ‘Want Me’ is a surging indie-pop anthem and yet more thrilling evidence of why Baby Queen, aka South African-raised, London-living creative tour-de-force Bella Latham, is being tipped for superstardom.
After premiering ‘Pretty Girl Lie’, Annie Mac said that Baby Queen’s music “really stands out for its unfailing honesty.” Dork remarked that “Baby Queen is challenging the pre-conceptions of pop” and DIY predicted that she is “destined for greatness.”
i-D noted “Keep your eyes on Baby Queen, whose sharp-tongued tunes have already gained her a mini cult following.”
Speaking about ‘Want Me’, Bella said: “I wrote ‘Want Me’ about an actor in one of my favourite television shows, which is kind of strange. I remember watching it and just thinking “here we go.” I hadn’t fancied somebody for about 2 years and I definitely don’t have the time for any sort of romantic relationship in my life right now, so it kind of suited me to have a stranger as the object of my affection. It became clear to me that I had to capitalise on the feeling and blow it out of proportion in my own mind, which is what this song does in a way, but there’s a part of me that defaults into a state of self-reflection and self-criticism as soon I fancy somebody. This song is about a childlike crush and an unrequited love. It’s also about my insecurities that seem to be exacerbated by those feelings. This song feels very adolescent to me, and it feels more like a conversation with myself. I love that the lyrics come across as a stream of consciousness. It’s a bit of a sonic tantrum really, especially towards the end when it starts to explode, I think it’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to a Baby Queen love song anytime soon.”
Baby Queen is a deeply personal project for Bella, a musical persona that was born out of feeling like a misfit as she tried to fit into London life and felt compelled to write songs about her exposure to a world of fake personalities and self-obsession.
Alongside the release of ‘Medicine’ EP and ‘Want Me’, Baby Queen will support Yungblud on his virtual tour in November.
‘Medicine’ EP tracklisting:
1. Internet Religion
2. Pretty Girl Lie
3. Want Me
6. Online Dating