Self Esteem aka Rebecca Taylor - who was in Lizzie's Lowdown's Ones To Watch 2019 - is set to release her debut solo LP 'Compliments Please' on March 1st, via Fiction Records.
Rebecca is one half of the indie duo Slow Club - along with Charles Watson - but this project sees her experiment with pop.
Rebecca admits it was "incredibly frightening" going it alone to make her first full-length, but she is pleased with the tracks, which she says are for "my fellow flawed, squashed and disgusting humans having a go at life".
She said: “I am overwhelmingly proud to have finally made the record that’s been sitting in my guts since I was a child.
“It has been challenging and incredibly frightening but so much more satisfying because of this.
"I wanted to make pop music for my fellow flawed, squashed and disgusting humans having a go at life. I feel I’ve succeeded. And if I haven’t, I’m hoping to make a fair few more.”
The album has been crafted with the help of songwriter-and-producer Johan Karlberg, who Self Esteem credits for making the "fastest" and "weirdest" beats.
She said: "He loves the fattest beat possible, and he loves to fuck with them, to find what would make it weirder, or that would make it dirtier — that's second nature to him, and it is to me too."
The lead single 'The Best' - which is out now on all major platforms - gives us major Charli XCX and Taylor Swift 'Reputation' era vibes.
Self Esteem heads out on a UK tour this March, kicking off at Ramsgate Music Hall in Kent on March 9th.
The full track-listing for 'Compliments Please' is as follows:
1. (Feelings) 2. The Best 3. Steady I Stand 4. Girl Crush 5. Favourite Problem 6. (Hobbies) 7. I’m Shy 8. Peach You Had To Pick 9. In Time 10. Monster 11. Actors 12. Wrestling 13. (Truly Free) 14. She Reigns 15. Rollout 16. On The Edge of Another One UK tour dates are as follows:
9th March – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall 10th March – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega Social Club 12th March – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds 13th March – NEWCASTLE – The Think Tank 14th March – MANCHESTER – Yes 15th March – GLASGOW – Stereo 16th March – SHEFFIELD – The Plug 18th March – SOUTHAMPTON – The Joiners 20th March – LONDON – Village Underground 21st March – BRISTOL – Thekla 22nd March – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall