Hey Gigantic Gang,
#NewMusicFriday is back!! Did you miss it? We’ve returned with a huge playlist packed full of the brand-new bangers you’re going to love and the essential tracks you need to know. PLUS – we’ll feature an awesome album release which has just dropped and you can grab tickets to see the artist play live too! This week, it’s Self Esteem’s hot second offering Prioritise Pleasure.
It’s good to see you again xx
When Rebecca Lucy Taylor first walked away from indie folk pairing Slow Club, there was a sense of trepidation and a need to prove herself to a world that had previously not recognised her talent and songwriting skills. Reinventing herself as R&B infused alt popstar Self Esteem; Rebecca was able to not only find her own voice but speak for the many women who identified with the everyday struggles and found strength in the passionate songs as heard on debut album Compliments Please, released in 2019.
“I was frightened of what I am, which is a great, big woman”
Now, having established herself as one of the most compelling and exciting British artists, she now releases second album Prioritise Pleasure which continues her galvanised ascent with an unapologetic declaration of self as heard across thirteen joyous new tracks, including singles “I Do This All The Time”, “How Can I Help You”, “Moody” and title track “Prioritise Pleasure.
“I said what I needed to with Compliments Please, but only just… and Compliments Please was 14 tracks but it could've been 20. I was like, let's just keep going, and the same's happened. But I think it's because I've been a musician since I was 16/17, full-time doing it, and I had so many ideas I couldn't do. So many things I wanted to do, I've just parked, and I think I thought they were gone, but they weren't. So, it feels like I'm extremely realised and it's all well thought out and unbelievably worked on, but it's just like the overflow car park's been opened.”
Self Esteem had already announced dates for next month to promote Prioritise Pleasure, and she has also beginning to release her schedule for 2022 which includes a tour in March. CLICK HERE to get your Self Esteem tickets with Gigantic.
01/11 Self Esteem – The Fleece, Bristol
04/11 Self Esteem – O2 Academy2 Oxford, Oxford
10/11 Self Esteem – Gorilla, Manchester
12/11 Self Esteem – The Leadmill, Sheffield
15/11 Self Esteem – Sub 89, Reading
20/11 Self Esteem – Patterns , Brighton
24/11 Self Esteem – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
25/11 Self Esteem – Metronome, Nottingham
03/03 Self Esteem – Chalk, Brighton
04/03 Self Esteem – Trinity Centre, Bristol
23/03 Self Esteem – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
25/03 Self Esteem – Octagon Centre, Sheffield