This gem from early in 2019 was one of a number of exquisite tracks from Self Esteem – aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor formerly of Slow Club.
Taken from her debut album Compliments Please, Girl Crush addresses an oft-used term that puts a certain spin on female-female attraction. She says of the track: “Girl Crush is a reaction to the term itself. It should just be known as a crush. This isn’t a ground-breaking gender and sexuality statement; it’s just common sense. Women aren’t a fun new cool thing for straight women to try – and in an age of pop songs about ‘kissing girls’ and ‘trying it on for size’, I felt like saying ‘well you know, that’s not much fun for the person you’re experimenting on?’ It’s a difficult thing to talk about but it’s something I can make a banging pop song about.”
Which is exactly what she did, creating a beautifully-crafted, brilliantly quirky pop track in the process.
Header photo by Charlotte Patmore
Self Esteem – Girl Crush