King Princess Premieres New Song “Too Bad” on BBC Radio 1
- American singer-songwriter King Princess premiered a new song “Too Bad” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Sian Eleri.
Also, she released another single called “Cursed” along with a music video for “Too Bad / Cursed” directed by Quinn Wilson.
Two songs will appear on her upcoming sophomore album “Hold on Baby”, which is set to be released on July 29, 2022.
King Princess told Sian Eleri about “Too Bad”, “I wrote the chorus of too bad on my piano. And I think that when I was writing a lot of this record, I was like, Okay, I need to write songs that can stand on their own just piano and vocal like I need to get the body of the song right and not worry as much about like the gown like the production until later, like I really have to focus on songwriting because that's what my roots are. And I really wanted to focus on me and I think that this song was like one of the beginnings of that where I started analyzing, my work and like how high pressure and stressful this is, and it shouldn't be because it's just music. It's not that big a deal.”
The new album comprises 12-track. It is her first album in three years.
She shared on social media, “I've only ever written about heartbreak. It felt easier to talk about myself through other people. To write about situations that caused me pain, and to use them to justify my own anxieties and depression. It finally reached a point where I had to turn the barrel on myself. I'm silly, I'm anxious, I'm sad, I'm sexy. I didn't want to be scared to talk about those things anymore. The infinite dichotomy of things that make me up. I'm not a girl, not quite a boy, a lesbian, but also gay as the day is long.”
She continued, “I'm not one thing. I'm not sure I like myself, but I'm figuring it out. Hold On Baby is a search for a new heartbreak. It's a love letter to my girlfriend. It's a firm read of myself. And it's a reminder of the totems in my life that give me hope; my dog who is my fiercest companion and the owl that represents my grandparents.”
She added, “I want this album to give you all some strength in accepting ourselves; as chaotic as we can be. It's not easy being alive and I feel indebted to you all for providing me air to breathe in this insane world. That's what King Princess has always been about at its core. Making a home for us to feel safe and weird and messy and imperfect. You are not alone in your feelings. I bet you I feel and have felt the same. This album is for anyone who needs a sanctuary to be vulnerable. I'm here with you, and I love you.”
- source : BBC Radio 1