Opening the door to a new era in her Baby Kingdom, Baby Queen is more candid than ever in ‘These Drugs’
From her first song, Baby Queen (aka. Bella Latham) has been unafraid to open up through her music. Detailing her struggles with mental health, body image and generally allowing access to her raw thoughts, ‘These Drugs’ sees Bella dive in deeper than ever before.
Described by herself as the beginning of a new era of Baby Queen, ‘These Drugs’ takes a slower, more subdued tone than her previous tracks. Yet the confessional track still leaves its mark, taking us into a journey of nights out and escapism which turn into the realisation that these habits are unsustainable.
Speaking about the track, Bella explains: “I wrote this song when I was in a really bad place which was characterized mostly by this idea that I wasn’t a good person and didn’t deserve good things. I think for so long, there were so many parts of myself that I was refusing to acknowledge or pay attention to, and when you ignore your own pain or refuse to face up to your mistakes, you can get yourself into a self-destructive cycle, which is ultimately what ended up happening.”
“I think escapism is necessary, and we all find our escape in different places, but some are just healthier than others. I knew I was taking a risk when I decided to be so uncomfortably honest in these lyrics, but I also knew I had to share this story with people because we all have a monkey on our back and self-destruction is a stranger to nobody. I really want people to know that there is a better life waiting for them should they choose it. If you can learn to like yourself and learn to understand and accept every part of yourself (even the darkest ones), then you won’t feel the need to run away. You really do have the strength to build the life you want to live, and I think I can be proof of that to somebody. “
You can read a full message to fans from Bella about the track on the post below.
‘These Drugs’ follows on from a year of non-stop bangers from the London based anti-pop star. Having signed to Polydor at the height of the first lockdown, Baby Queen immediately captured our ears with her breakout single ‘Internet Religion’. From there, Bella has shown no signs of slowing down.
Rounding off 2020 with her debut EP, and kicking off her first live shows with a support slot on Yungblud’s virtual tour, Baby Queen seems to be ready to take over 2021.
With more music in the works, there’s no doubt that we’ll be hearing a lot more from Bella soon, but for now these drugs is available to stream and download here.