Image: G Flip - Jo Duck, mxmtoon - Blythe Thomas.
Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist G FLIP has shared a new track, Queen, her collaboration with Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist mxmtoon. The track was produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Clairo, Maggie Rogers) and penned in Los Angeles. Queen perfectly marries G Flip’s distinct vocals with mxmtoon’s gentle tone.
Of the release, G Flip shares: "Queen was written about the strong women around me, the queens that raised me and the queens I’ve met through my years. My idea of a queen is not necessarily linked to gender; queens come in all forms and walks of life. To me a queen embodies power and strength; they embrace all they are fiercely yet gracefully. I’m also super stoked to have mxmtoon on the track with me. I was first introduced to her while trying to find ukulele chords to a Khalid song and found her cover on YouTube years ago. She makes awesome music and her voice has such a cruisy timbre to it so I was thrilled to have her jump on Queen with me. She is also an avid croc lover and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, so obviously it just made sense!"
mxmtoon adds: "so happy to be a part of “Queen” with G! she and Rostam were such a joy to work with and so so much fun to collaborate with on creative as well. i’m so glad that it’s still possible to make art and music with someone even when they’re on the other side of the world, and I’m lucky that I got the opportunity to feature on G’s song. 'Queen' is a power anthem for any person, and I’m so excited for people to love it as much as we do!"
Bursting onto the scene only two years ago, G Flip released her debut album, About Us, in August last year. The album debuted #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart, #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart and was Feature Album on triple j. The vocalist and drummer made her return last year with her queer love anthem, You and I.
Queen is out now! Watch the music video below.