Baby Queen – at Stylus on 11 November

BABY QUEEN‘s debut album ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ was released on 6 October, alongside details of her UK headline tour in November.


‘Quarter Life Crisis’ features 12 tracks, including previously released singles ‘Dream Girl’ and ‘We Can Be Anything’ and was produced by long-time BABY QUEEN collaborator King Ed.

‘All The Things’ features on the deluxe edition of Baby Queen’s forthcoming debut album. It is one of six songs Baby Queen has contributed to the soundtrack of the new series of the global smash Netflix show Heartstopper, which launched on August 3rd. The new series also features a cameo appearance from Baby Queen aka 23-year-old Bella Latham, who takes on the role of a performer at the school prom. 

Speaking about her new single, Latham says, “All The Things draws inspiration from the relationship between two of the main characters in Heartstopper called Tao and Elle, but also encapsulates the emotions I was feeling very strongly at the time of writing it, so it’s a very personal song to me. It’s about being so enamoured with a person that the things that once brought you happiness don’t hit or affect you in quite the same way because all the things you used to want to do, you now want to do with that person by your side.”

Having spent the best part of the 2020s taking over London’s anarchic anti-pop scene and writing songs for a generation falling out of love with social media that transformed her into her genre’s reigning star, BABY QUEEN is discovering the more grounded and introspective side of herself too, leading to the creation of some of the most pure, excellent and affecting music of her life so far. 

Elaborating on ‘Quarter Life Crisis’, Latham says, “This album tells the story of my journey through my early 20s – leaving my childhood and my adolescence behind but never really losing my childlike wonder and never quite growing up. The songs are all facets of what early adulthood has been like for me while discovering new parts of myself, my sexuality, my past and my place in this world. It has been lonely, chaotic, beautiful, devastating and inspiring and I think these songs reflect that, creating a space in which innocence and experience can live side by side as two conflicting entities. 

I’ve always been really inspired by the dichotomy and tension between two opposite things – hence the name Baby Queen. Human beings are complex, and life and growth are complex and nuanced. I’m not sure anybody ever truly feels like they have it all figured out – I certainly don’t, but it has been the greatest joy of my life to be able to share my experiences with those willing to listen to my stories.

I really want this album to leave people feeling hopeful, because there is so much beauty to live through and look forward to and it truly is magical and extraordinary to be alive and to have the very short opportunity to experience every emotion imaginable.” 

Quarter Life Crisis Tour Dates

31 October Brighton Concorde 2
1 November Norwich The Waterfront
3 November Birmingham 02 Academy 2
4 November Sheffield Leadmill
5 November Newcastle University
7 November Glasgow St Luke’s
9 November Manchester Academy 2
10 November Liverpool 02 Academy 2
11 November Leeds Stylus
13 November Nottingham Rescue Rooms
14 November Bristol Trinity Centre
15 November London 02 Forum Kentish Town

Photography by Nicole Ngai.


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