Baby Queen has dropped a brand new track, ‘These Drugs’.
Bella Latham’s second new track of the year – following up on the anthemic ‘Raw Thoughts’ – the former Dork cover-star explains in an Instagram post: “This is a story I really needed to tell you and I didn’t know how to for a long time. When I first wrote this song, I honestly didn’t think I was going to be allowed to release it or that releasing it would be a particularly good idea. It just felt really important and that’s all I’ve ever wanted music to be; so I knew I had to share it with you.”
“I was in a very bad place at the time… very depressed and convinced I wasn’t a good person and didn’t deserve good things. Life is different now. I’m happy. I’ve learnt that the antidote to my misery is gratitude and caring about myself even when I don’t want to, until it becomes a habit. It’s natural to look for escapism but there’s more freedom in working to build a life you like… and by that I literally just mean learning to love yourself. You, with all your scars and all your regrets, are home to an actual life! You’ve been through so much and you’ve come out the other side stronger because of it – it’s remarkable really. You’ve got to invite the sad parts of yourself in to have a tea party with you. Don’t ignore them and cover them up. If you don’t look at them, they’ll make themselves seen! You are so worthy of love and I hope that if you don’t see that yet, you will learn to in time.”
“Anyways guys,” she finishes, “this is all very intense. I love you very much and I hope you can understand and relate in some way.”
A more impactful side to Bella’s musical psyche, ‘These Drugs’ comes in slower but leaves no less of a mark. Confessional yet unifying, you can check out the video for ‘These Drugs’ – as well as her statement on the track – below.