The queen of keeping receipts is back with another slice of pop.
Following the release of mega bop ‘Receipts’, New York City-based pop artist and producer Dominique is back with another track that oozes with confidence and attitude.
‘Payup’ continues the singer’s trend of creating empowering anthems with finance-based titles and this time, she’s asking an ex-lover to pay up for all the “emotional labour” she’s invested in.
‘Payup’ is co-written with frequent collaborator MDA and self-produced by Dominique herself. The track is taken from the singer’s upcoming sophomore EP and describes an intervention-like conversation where Dominique demands compensation for years of unreciprocated effort.
Speaking of the track, Dominique says:
I wrote ‘Payup’ about being trapped in a relationship where I felt like I was giving everything and getting nothing in return. In the song, I reach my breaking point and demand payment for my time and energy.
“I wrote this song after the relationship had ended, and it portrays the confidence and self-respect that I wish I’d had and the words I wish I would’ve said,” she added.
Not only is she a singer, but she also juggles being a songwriter, producer, and engineer. Alongside her own artist project, Dominique is working on multiple projects for other artists and is actively working to create a more connected and symbiotic music community in NYC.
The track marks the third release from Dominique this year, having received critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio One, Beats 1 and Buzzfeed. To date, Dominique has earned over four million plays on Spotify alone.
Dominique’s sophomore EP, scheduled for release in early 2019, will also include ‘Worship’. The track was recently featured in a behind-the-scenes video of Rimmel’s #IWILLNOTBEDELETED campaign with Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne.
She also intends to release a mixtape featuring foreign-language vocalists on top of Dominique’s productions.