King Princess unveils two new songs, “Too Bad and “Cursed,” alongside a double video directed by Quinn Wilson. The new tracks are taken from her forthcoming sophomore album, Hold On Baby, out July 29 via Zelig Records/Columbia Records.
King Princess produced Hold On Baby alongside Mark Ronson, Ethan Gruska, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Dave Hamelin, Shawn Everett and Tobias Jesso Jr., with further contributions from Zach Fogarty, Amy Allen and Fousheé.
King Princess says:
“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.”
KING PRINCESS LIVE
July 5 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
July 6 Seattle, WA Paramount*
July 8 Forest Grove, OR Grand Lodge*
July 9 Boise, ID Revolution*
July 12 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom*
July 13 Salt Lake City, UT Union Event Center*
July 15 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre*
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre*
July 18 San Diego, CA SOMA*
July 19 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren*
July 21 Austin, TX Stubb’s Amphitheater*
July 22 Houston, TX House of Blues*
July 23 Dallas, TX House of Blues*
July 25 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland*
July 26 St. Louis, MO The Factory at The District*
King Princess unveils a new song “Little Bother” featuring Fousheé today. King Princess and Fousheé wrote the song alongside Zach Fogarty (A$AP Rocky, Girlpool, Claud), who is also a co-producer.
“I have been a big fan of Fousheé for a while, so when we started DM’ing and eventually set a date in the studio, it was a dream,” King Princess says. “‘Little Bother’ kind of came out of nowhere; Zach had the guitar part and Fou and I just started going off. It became this song about tiptoeing around someone you’ve lost and feeling like a pest. It poses questions to a person who may not be listening at all and I think that’s a beautiful sentiment.”
Additionally, King Princess will begin supporting Kacey Musgraves on her U.S. tour next week.
January 19 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center*
January 20 Chicago, IL United Center*
January 21 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center *
January 23 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Field House*