London songstress Rebecca Lucy Taylor aka. Self Esteem has just revealed her debut album is set for release on March 1st via Fiction Records.
We only give compliments where they’re deserved, and since she’s asked so nicely, we’ll say it. Compliments Please is set to be a storming record. With two tracks ‘Rollout’ and ‘Wrestling’ released late last year, and follow-up single ‘The Best’ only yesterday, Compliments Please is set to be a master-pop-piece full of big basslines and even bigger hooks.
As a project, Self Esteem originally began as Rebecca Taylor’s collection of paintings, prints and video, alongside her day job of writing and performing as one half of Sheffield duo Slow Club, but since diverging from the band, Taylor has felt able to unleash her true self – and the result is Compliments Please.
“I am overwhelmingly proud to have finally made the record that’s been sitting in my guts since I was a child,” explains Rebecca.“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 also saw Taylor work alongside producer Johan Karlberg, out of a mutual love for weird and wonderful beats:
“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.”
Compliments Please is available to pre-order in heavyweight double vinyl, mintpack CD and as a bundle with a limited signed print via Self Esteem’s store.