BABY QUEEN is entering a new era and it starts today with the release of her brand-new single “Dream Girl” via Island Records. “Dream Girl” is the first single to be released from BABY QUEEN’s eagerly awaited forthcoming debut album.
Having spent the best part of the 2020s taking over London’s anarchic anti-pop scene and writing songs for a generation falling out of love with social media that transformed her into her genre’s reigning star, BABY QUEEN is discovering the more grounded and introspective side of herself too, leading to the creation of some of the most pure, excellent, and affecting music of her life so far.
Blending her pop hook tendencies with the punkish aggression she’s made her own, her new single “Dream Girl” is the perfect, compromise-free meeting of these two sides of herself. An achingly honest song, it chronicles a kind of unrequited love she felt for a woman who was in a relationship with a man, leaving her lovelorn and pining for someone out of reach. At the time, she didn’t feel ready to release it.
“I actually had, like, heart palpitations over it,” Baby Queen says. For one, such an open expression of her sexuality felt dangerous; but it was also an unabashed pop song, antithetical to the sound she was trying to put forth. Now though, she’s learned that leaning into either of these sides of herself doesn’t have to be a personal betrayal. “When I first started making music, I was like, ‘No one can know that I’m bisexual. I have to keep it a secret’.” She shrugs. “I just don’t give a fuck anymore.”