‘1950’ is “a love song told through the lens of queerness”.
If her latest single is anything to go by, get ready to hear a lot about King Princess.
King Princess is a vocalist and songwriter, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Having spent her younger years learning guitar and piano in her father’s studio, she turned down a record label at the age of 11 to pursue her education. Studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, she was able to study there for a year with legendary pianist and singer Patrice Rushen.
‘1950’, according to King Princess, is a love song told through the lens of queerness, historically a publicly unaccepted but incredibly rich culture. Speaking about the song, she says:
Queer love was only able to exist privately for a long time, expressed in society through coded art forms. I wrote this song as a story of unrequited love in my own life, doing my best to acknowledge and pay homage to that part of history.
The track is also produced by Mike Malchicoff, who has previously worked with the likes of Troye Sivan and Marlon Roudette.
The music video for the track sees King Princess sporting a sleek pencil-thin moustache whilst performing ‘1950’ with a band at a bar. Meanwhile, reminiscent clips of her with another woman are intertwined to go with the lyrics of the song.
Did you mean it when you said I was pretty? That you didn’t wanna live in the city where the people are shitty. I like it when we play 1950, it’s so bold, they can know that you’re with me. Stone cold, will you miss me?
‘1950’ is the first song from King Princess’ forthcoming debut EP, set for release this spring.