Rising star King Princess has today premiered new song, ‘Cheap Queen’ – the first offering from her forthcoming debut album for Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records and Columbia Records. The BBC Sound of 2019 runner-up will perform at Govenors Ball in New York this weekend, following a sold-out global tour and her first festival slots like Coachella. She will make her UK festival debut at Glastonbury, preceded by a headline show at London’s Kentish Town Forum on June 26th (upgraded from Heaven having sold-out in just half an hour).
‘Cheap Queen’ follows a breakout 2018 for King Princess. Her debut single, an ode to untold queer histories titled ‘1950’, became an overnight smash hit with over 200 million streams to date, while her debut EP ‘Make My Bed’ was released to widespread critical acclaim. Having made her TV debut on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, King Princess has gone to collaborate with Fiona Apple for the reimagining of ‘I Know’ earlier this year and unveiled the daring ‘Pussy Is God’. In the process, King Princess has taken her place as one of pop’s most exciting, progressive new voices, and one set to reign supreme in the months ahead.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. The product of a musical family, she spent much of her childhood tinkering on the vintage Neve board in her father’s Brooklyn studio, learning guitar and piano along the way. King Princess’ debut album is set to for release this year, whilst Mikaela has also been confirmed to feature on the forthcoming album of label-boss Mark Ronson, ‘Late Night Feelings’, which is out on June 21st.
June 1 || Governors Ball || New York, NY
June 16 || Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival || Manchester, TN
June 22 || Firefly Music Festival || Dover, DE
June 24 || The Academy, Middle Abbey Street || Dublin, Ireland
June 26 || Kentish Town Forum || London, United Kingdom
June 28 || Glastonbury Festival || Pilton United Kingdom
June 29 || Rockwerchter || Werchter, Belgium
July 27 || West Riverfront Park || Detroit, MI
July 28 || West Riverfront Park || Detroit, MI
August 3 || Parc Jean-Drapeau || Montreal, Canada
August 23 || Domaine National De Saint-Cloud || Saint Cloud, France
August 24 || Richfield Avenue || Reading, United Kingdom
August 25 || Leeds Festival || Leeds, United Kingdom