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Baby Queen Drops New Single Want Me

Thursday, 05 November 2020 Written by Sophie Williams

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Baby Queen, real name Bella Latham, has revealed a new single.

Following the recently shared Pretty Girl Lie, the high-octane Want Me is the latest preview of the Durban native's forthcoming debut EP, 'Medicine', which is scheduled for release on November 13.

The track spotlights the vocalist's knack for a killer pop hook via a giddy, earworm chorus and sugary vocals cut across pulsating production. In a statement, she explained: 

“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.”

Latham is set to virtually support Yungblud on The Weird Time Of Life Tour throughout November and December, which will see the pair perform a series of full-production livestream shows.

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