King Princess unveils “Too Bad and “Cursed”

King Princess unveils two new songs today, “Too Bad” and “Cursed,” alongside a double video directed by Quinn Wilson
King Princess unveils two new songs today, “Too Bad” and “Cursed,” alongside a double video directed by Quinn Wilson

King Princess unveils two new songs today, “Too Bad” and “Cursed,” alongside a double video directed by Quinn Wilson. The new tracks are taken from her forthcoming album, Hold On Baby, out July 29 via Zelig Records/Columbia Records. King Princess produced Hold On Baby alongside Mark Ronson, Ethan Gruska, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Dave Hamelin, Shawn Everett and Tobias Jesso Jr., with further contributions from Zach Fogarty, Amy Allen and Fousheé.

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.”

King Princess 2022 Tour Dates

July 5 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
July 6 Seattle, WA Paramount*
July 8 Forest Grove, OR Grand Lodge*
July 9 Boise, ID Revolution*
July 12 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom*
July 13 Salt Lake City, UT Union Event Center*
July 15 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre*
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre*
July 18 San Diego, CA SOMA*
July 19 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren*
July 21 Austin, TX Stubb’s Amphitheater*
July 22 Houston, TX House of Blues*
July 23 Dallas, TX House of Blues*
July 25 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland*
July 26 St. Louis, MO The Factory at The District*
September 28 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore†
September 30 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore†
October 3 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall†
October 5 Boston, MA Roadrunner†
October 6 Portland, ME State Theatre†
October 8 Toronto, ON HISTORY†
October 9 Detroit, MI The Fillmore†
October 11 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE†
October 12 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre†
October 14 Madison, WI The Sylvee†
October 15 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre†

* with Dora Jar
† with St. Panther