South African-raised, London-living musician Baby Queen has shared her new single, Want Me. The track us the latest offering from the singers upcoming highly anticipated EP, Medicine.
The electro-pop track features spoken word verses of lust and infatuation before building up to a fun, danceable chorus. With self-reflective and self-criticising lyricism, the conversational track flows as a stream of consciousness and is complete with a verse in French.
The release is accompanied by a stunning visual which sees the singer performing in a glittering suit before changing into a wedding dress, picking petals off roses. Engulfed by a colourful setting, the mood soon turns black and white, with the singer dressed in black and mourning.
Speaking of the release, the musician 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”.
The musical project of Bella Latham, Baby Queen was born out of feeling like a misfit in London life, compelling the musician to write songs about her exposure to a world of fake personalities and self-obsession. With her debut EP out later this month, the singer will support fellow British musician YUNGBLUD on his virtual tour this month.
Want Me is out now! Watch the music video below.