I am being quite self-indulgent today. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know I previously
wrote raved about the current Baby Queen track “You Shaped Hole” last month. While I spend a lot of my free time listening to heaps of new music releases, I get sent in. If you were to ask me, ‘Mandy, what or who are you listening to out of choice, most these days?’. I wouldn’t even have to stop and think about how to answer. I’m pretty much music obsessed with Baby Queen. I really can’t get enough of her sassy pop offerings, as every release is a masterpiece as far as I am concerned.
“You Shaped Hole” is the fifth track to be taken from the eagerly awaited mixtape “The Yearbook“, set for release on September 3rd via Island Records/slowplay. It is a track about being spurned and feeling super heartbroken about it.
“My ex was dating this beautiful supermodel after dumping me in Clissold Park in North East London. I went through a bit of a wild phase, as one does, and was doing everything I could possibly do to feel better”. Baby Queen explains about the track.
As well as being obsessed with the music of Baby Queen. I am always very excited by her music videos, as well. Bella is so good at bringing the lyrics to life. I love how she continues the storytelling vibe of the music and commits to carrying this style over into the music videos. The feelings embedded in the music always feel that much more intense to me after watching one of her videos. This is one reason I intend to get myself to a Baby Queen show when I am able. To feel all of the mixture of feelings and because I am pretty sure a Baby Queen gig will be an absolute blast.
Of the music video, Baby Queen explains…
“It’s set in a high school in North East London and follows a solitary journey through heartbreak, pain and the boundless determination to rise above those feelings. I wanted to capture the passion I felt when I wrote it. There was something about the idea of dancing around empty hallways and yelling the lyrics into the abyss that felt intimate and strangely familiar.”
The clip is peppy and cool. Obviously, it ties in nicely with “The Yearbook” theme. It is because of watching this video, I am now having wildly fanciful daydreams about spending an afternoon going clothes shopping with Baby Queen. (I do not want to snap out of these thoughts anytime soon). See me on the high street soonish. I will be easy to spot. I will be listening to Baby Queen while buying up lots of funky, cool clothes that will be too young looking for me, but so what.