King Princess has announced a release date for second album, ‘Hold On Baby’.
The news – which is accompanied by new single ‘Too Bad’ – follows the release of recent track ‘For My Friends’, with the record set to arrive on 29th July.
Introducing the project, King Princess says: “I’ve only ever written about heartbreak. It felt easier to talk about myself through other people. To write about situations that caused me pain, and to use them to justify my own anxieties and depression. It finally reached a point where I had to turn the barrel on myself. I’m silly, I’m anxious, I’m sad, I’m sexy. I didn’t want to be scared to talk about those things anymore. The infinite dichotomy of things that make me up. I’m not a girl, not quite a boy, a lesbian, but also gay as the day is long.
“I’m not one thing. I’m not sure I like myself, but I’m figuring it out. Hold On Baby is a search for a new heartbreak. It’s a love letter to my girlfriend. It’s a firm read of myself. And it’s a reminder of the totems in my life that give me hope; my dog who is my fiercest companion and the owl that represents my grandparents.
“I want this album to give you all some strength in accepting ourselves; as chaotic as we can be. It’s not easy being alive and I feel indebted to you all for providing me air to breathe in this insane world. That’s what King Princess has always been about at its core.
“Making a home for us to feel safe and weird and messy and imperfect. You are not alone in your feelings. I bet you I feel and have felt the same. This album is for anyone who needs a sanctuary to be vulnerable. I’m here with you, and I love you.”
5 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
6 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
8 – Forest Grove, OR – Grand Lodge
9 – Boise, ID – Revolution
12 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
15 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
18 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
19 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
21 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater
22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
25 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
26 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District
28 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
3 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
5 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
6 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
8 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
9 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
14 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
15 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre