5 Songs, 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

King Princess’ first single, “1950,” is one of those wonderful, rare tracks filled with enough melody and meaning that hearing it thousands of times after it goes viral doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. The pristine electro-pop tune about unrequited queer love at a time when queerness wasn’t socially accepted quickly set a high bar for the Brooklyn singer—who became the first artist signed to producer Mark Ronson’s own Zelig Records. It's included here on her hype-exceeding debut EP, amid other songs about love's sensual beginnings (“Holy”) and difficult endings (“Talia,” “Upper West Side”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

King Princess’ first single, “1950,” is one of those wonderful, rare tracks filled with enough melody and meaning that hearing it thousands of times after it goes viral doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. The pristine electro-pop tune about unrequited queer love at a time when queerness wasn’t socially accepted quickly set a high bar for the Brooklyn singer—who became the first artist signed to producer Mark Ronson’s own Zelig Records. It's included here on her hype-exceeding debut EP, amid other songs about love's sensual beginnings (“Holy”) and difficult endings (“Talia,” “Upper West Side”).

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