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NEWS: Self Esteem shares new edit of empowering track ‘You Forever’

BRIT nominated artist Rebecca Taylor – aka Self Esteem – returns with a new single ‘You Forever (Pop Off Edit)’, from her acclaimed 2021 album Prioritise Pleasure. Released via Fiction Records, the track is a new edit from the version on the album and the fan favourite is set to further crystalise her growing reputation.

 Taylor explained more about the song and made a jokey plea for help: “Please enjoy this edit. V keen for this song about never getting over my girlfriend to get onto love island if anyone can help with that.” The inspiration behind ‘You Forever’  lies in the slickly produced R’n’B of the 90s’ – with Taylor’s cathartic lyrics countering the funky nature of the bassline. Listen below.

The new single release was also preceeded by news that Taylor will be composing the soundtrack for the premiere of Susie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie; Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is in the lead role. It’ll be Taylor’s first new music since the release of Prioritise Pleasure. It’s not the first time Comer has come across Self Esteem as she points out: “I am such a huge fan of Rebecca and everything she stands for – her voice, her words and her honesty. I can’t think of a more perfect person to compose the music for our production.”

Currently on a sold out UK tour, playing the biggest venues of her career to date, Self Esteem will play her first few dates in the U.S, before finishing in the UK and an extensive run over the festival season. Dates are:

10th March – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, US

14th March – The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, US

15th-18th March – SXSW, Austin, US

23rd March – Cathedral, Manchester, UK (sold out)

24th March – The Forum, London, UK (sold out)

25th March – Octagon, Sheffield, UK (sold out)

3rd April – BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Cardiff, UK

16th April – Stockton Calling Festival, Stockton-On-Tees, UK

24th April – DIY Alive Festival, Oval Space, London, UK (In conversation)

1st May – Sound City Festival, Liverpool, UK

6th May – Focus Wales Festival, Wrexham, UK

4th June – Mighty Hoopla Festival, London, UK

12th June – Syd for Solen Festival, Frederiksberg, Denmark

19th June – Bigfoot Festival, Middle Claydon, UK

3rd July – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Ewijk, Netherlands

9th July – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow, UK

23rd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, UK

24th July – Standon Calling Festival, Royston, UK

30th July – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk, UK

12th August – Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall, UK

14th August – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, Romania

19th August – All Points East Festival, London, UK

21st August – Camp Bestival, Shropshire, UK

26th August – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, UK

04th September – Forwards Festival, Bristol, UK

Photo: Olivia Richardson

 

 

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