BABY QUEEN has finally ended the anticipation of her loyal fans with the revelation of her highly anticipated debut album. Titled ‘Quarter Life Crisis’, it is scheduled to be released on October 6th through Polydor Records, accompanied by her latest track ‘All The Things’ available today. Alongside this exciting news, she has also announced a headline tour in the UK and upcoming shows in the US during November.
‘Quarter Life Crisis’ comprises 12 tracks, showcasing both the popular singles ‘Dream Girl’ and ‘We Can Be Anything.’ The album was produced by King Ed, a longstanding collaborator of BABY QUEEN. It can be enjoyed in various formats, such as CD and deluxe CD featuring exclusive artwork by Alice Oseman, the creator of Heartstopper, as well as colored vinyl options.
‘‘All The Things’ is included in the deluxe edition of Baby Queen’s upcoming debut album. It is among six songs that Baby Queen has contributed to the soundtrack of the highly popular Netflix series Heartstopper, which premiered on August 3rd. Additionally, Baby Queen, also known as 23-year-old Bella Latham, makes a cameo appearance as a performer at the school prom in the new series.’
Latham discusses her latest single, “All The Things,” revealing that it draws inspiration from the dynamic between Heartstopper characters Tao and Elle. Additionally, the song reflects the intense emotions she experienced while composing it, making it deeply personal to her. The track explores the concept of being infatuated with someone to the extent that previously enjoyable activities no longer hold the same impact, as all desires now revolve around being together with that special person.
BABY QUEEN, the reigning star of London’s anarchic anti-pop scene in the 2020s, captivated a generation disillusioned with social media. However, she now embarks on a journey of self-discovery, exploring her grounded and introspective side. This transformation has resulted in the creation of incredibly pure, excellent, and emotionally moving music, marking a significant milestone in her career.
Latham expands on the concept of the ‘Quarter Life Crisis’, explaining that their album chronicles their experiences in their early 20s. It entails leaving behind childhood and adolescence, yet retaining a sense of childlike wonder and never fully maturing. The songs reflect various aspects of navigating early adulthood, including self-discovery, sexuality, personal history, and finding one’s place in the world.
“These songs embody the blend of loneliness, chaos, beauty, devastation, and inspiration in a way that allows innocence and experience to coexist as conflicting yet harmonious entities.”
“The name Baby Queen was chosen because I’ve always found inspiration in the contrast and conflict between two opposing elements.”
“Human beings possess complexity, as does the intricate nature of life and growth.”
“I don’t think anyone truly believes they have everything figured out, and I’m no exception. Nonetheless, being able to share my experiences with those who are willing to listen has brought me immense joy.”
“I aspire for this album to evoke a sense of hope in people. Life is filled with immense beauty and endless possibilities, making the experience of being alive truly magical and extraordinary. It’s a fleeting moment to embrace every conceivable emotion.”
BABY QUEEN today announces the first dates of her forthcoming tour in support of her debut album. The ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ tour of the UK followed by two US shows will go on sale here at 10.00am on 18th August.
Baby Queen tour dates:
- 31 Oct: Brighton – Concorde 2
- 1 Nov: Norwich – The Waterfront
- 3 Nov: Birmingham – O2 Academy
- 4 Nov: Sheffield – Leadmill
- 5 Nov: Newcastle – Newcastle University
- 7 Nov: Glasgow – St Luke’s
- 9 Nov: Manchester – Academy 2
- 10 Nov: Liverpool – O2 Academy
- 11 Nov: Leeds – Leeds University Stylus
- 13 Nov: Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
- 14 Nov: Bristol – Trinity Centre
- 15 Nov: London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
- 27 Nov: New York – Bowery Ballroom
- 29 Nov: Los Angeles – The Echo
To buy tickets, head to this page on Ticketmaster.
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