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Ones to watch in 2022: Baby Queen (for fans of Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Rina Sawayama)

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2022 will see Baby Queen -aka South African-born, London-adoptee Bella Latham - embark on her own massive headline tour, plus play Europe with Olivia Rodrigo, including dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The release of Baby Queen's most recent EP The Yearbook marks the culmination of the new musical era, which was ushered in at the top end of 2021 with ‘Raw Thoughts’ and follows the release of her debut Medicine EP in November. The experiences that informed the songs on The Yearbook unfolded when Bella moved to London at 18, joined rock bands and fell in love and headfirst into the city’s party scene. They are bittersweet and brilliant. “It’s important to be able to capture a full range of emotion,” she says of the songs on The Yearbook, which include previous releases ‘These Drugs’, ‘Dover Beach’, ‘American Dream’ and ‘You Shaped Hole’. “I want the listener to feel like they’re on the top of a London bus, travelling through a city they’ve moved to for the very first time, seeing the world through new eyes.”

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