Baby Queen has revealed details about her debut full-length project, Yearbook, and has also given us another dosage of powerful, twisted pop with her punchy new single, ‘American Dream’.
The track sees Baby Queen – real name Bella Latham – collaborate with Australian rising star MAY-A, and they serve up double trouble on the track. ‘American Dream’ is full of hopeful optimism, which instils a belief that even though things are melancholic right now, our own ‘American Dream’, whatever that might be, is all we need to stay positive.
“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,” Latham commented about the song. “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.”
Latham might have her chips down on ‘American Dream’, but that doesn’t stop her from giving up hope, as she sings, “I know that I’m only human, But I manifest my delusion, And I’ve seen stranger things happen, To those who dare to imagine.”
‘American Dream’ appears on her forthcoming ten-track ‘mixtape’, which arrives in September and will provide the greatest glimpse yet at exactly who is Baby Queen. The flurry of singles she’s released so far have made her one to watch in 2021. Once again, Latham has lived up to the hype with her sanguine new offering.