Self Esteem, (the solo project of Sheffield’s Rebecca Lucy Taylor) has shared the title track from her upcoming album Prioritise Pleasure, due for release on 22 October this year.
The track follows the lead single ‘I Do This All The Time‘, the spoken-work style record which gained wide-spread critical praise and mainstream radio play.
The new single throws away any expectations of the new album (to be released via Fiction Records), upping the tempo with marching percussion and introducing elements of hyper pop.
The track covers themes of self love, creative expression, and being emotionally present, and is accompanied by a self directed video shot at the Almeida Theatre in London.
My second album PRIORITISE PLEASURE (this is the artwork) is coming OCTOBER 22ND. Listen to and watch the video here: https://t.co/4d8ZDNnviQ thanks @steve_lamacq for the support and the first play ♥️ #prioritisepleasure pic.twitter.com/gNeLPenvVJ
— Rebecca Lucy Taylor (@SELFESTEEM___) July 7, 2021
“The song is a wide screen mantra, remembering to put myself first and in turn making myself a better, more present person”, said Taylor in a press release.
“The video is of course a homage to Madonna’s blonde ambition tour and also a testament to how hard work pays off. Me and the girls in the band did lots of zoom rehearsals and us nailing this choreo was a really triumphant moment for us, and choreographer Stuart Rogers who never doubts we’ll get there,” Taylor continued.
Prioritise Please will follow from Self Esteem’s debut album Compliments Please released in 2019 and the following Cuddles Please EP from last year which featured stripped down reworks of three tracks from the album.
The VLM caught up with Self Esteem following the release of her last EP during the summer lockdown of 2020.
Self Esteem recently announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for November, which kicks off in Bristol on 1 November with stops in Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds . Tickets remain on sale here.
The video for the new single can be found below along with the track listing for the new album.
01. ‘I’m Fine’
02. ‘Fucking Wizardry’
03. ‘Hobbies 2’
04. ‘Prioritise Pleasure’
05. ‘I Do This All The Time’
07. ‘Still Reigning’
08. ‘How Can I Help You’
09. ‘It’s Been A While’
10. ‘The 345’
11. ‘John Elton’
12. ‘You Forever’
13. ‘Just Kids’