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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About King Princess

American singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist King Princess delivers her soulful vocals over warm, atmospheric synth production inspired by influences like Perfume Genius, Nick Cave, Beyoncé, and Dolly Parton. Born Mikaela Strauss, the Brooklyn-based artist was a young music prodigy, reportedly offered a record deal when she was just 11. She studied at USC before leaving school to pursue a music career. Early songs like "Send Pix" and "Sunburn" featured a more bluesy rock tone, one that she would polish on her 2018 breakthrough, "1950." The queer love anthem received cosigns from the likes of Harry Styles and Halsey and was her first release for Mark Ronson's Zelig Recordings label. She followed with her second single, "Talia." ~ Neil Z. Yeung

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