King Princess Releases New Song “Change the Locks”
- American singer-songwriter Mikaela Mullaney Straus, aka King Princess released the fifth single called “Change the Locks” from her upcoming sophomore album “Hold On Baby” on July 8, 2022.
The song was co-written and produced by Aaron Dessner.
King Princess shared on social media, “I can't wait to give you a song about the dysfunctional sapphic experience of codependency. There's so many gorgeous elements of being in a queer relationship, but the unity and friendship you feel together can also be completely overwhelming. Everything in queer love feels heightened, the good and the bad.”
The new album is set to be released on July 29, 2022 via Zelig Records. The album comprises 12-track and features production from Mark Ronson, Ethan Gruska, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, and Tobias Jesso Jr.
- King Princess explained of the album, “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.”
“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.”
“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 : Apple Music