Announcing her Yearbook mixtape, Baby Queen has returned with her latest single, ‘American Dream’
The latest single in a series of songs marking the new era of Baby Queen, which started back with ‘Raw Thoughts‘ earlier this year, ‘American Dream’ marks a year – almost to the day – since Baby Queen saw her debut. Teaming up with MAY-A, the track once again sees the South African born songwriter smash it out of the park.
Speaking about the track, Baby Queen aka South Africa-born Bella Latham reveals, “This song compares a childlike infatuation with the idea of the American dream, which in hindsight is a bit of a fallacy, but there were people that did get to experience it and reach the prosperity they’d heard about. I’m really into manifestation – not in a spiritual way, just in a very practical sense. I think if you put all your energy into something by talking about it all the time or thinking about it, the course of your life will naturally bend towards that thing. This song is me manifesting my dream to be with a certain person. It’s essentially a song about a childlike crush you are cheeky enough to plan out inside your own head.”
Alongside the new track comes the announcement that Baby Queen will be dropping her debut mixtape later this year. Following on from her Medicine EP last year, the ten-track mixtape will feature some of Bella’s most diaristic work to date. Diving into her archives, with songs spanning back to 2018, The Yearbook will chronicle a coming of age.
Pegged for release on September 10th via Polydor Records, the experiences that informed the songs on The Yearbook unfolded when Bella moved to London at 18, joined rock bands and fell in love and headfirst into the city’s party scene.
Baby Queen will play her debut headline shows at London’s Omeara this November, with both shows having sold out over just a few days.