Beauty Queen‘s new track, “Sweet Memory”, is out now on pronoun‘s label Sleep Well Records.
Maui-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Katie Iannitello, better known as Beauty Queen, was one of our favourite artists to debut last year, with the hazy and dreamy soundscapes of her Out Of Touch EP. Am I the only one to still listen to “The Only One“? I don’t think so.
“I wrote the first line of ‘Sweet Memory’ during one of my 2.2-mile walking commutes from the ramen restaurant I worked at, to the eight bedroom house I lived in during my time in San Francisco,” she explained. “I couldn’t take the bus because I get motion sickness…so needless to say I got a lot of exercise when I lived there. Walking at night was so peaceful, yet, I did find there to be moments when someone would be striding towards me and I’d wonder…who is this person? Why are they walking? To where? From where? I liked living in a walking city because I got to see a lot of people in their day to day.”
This rumination on longing also comes with a Taylor Thompson-directed video that definitely encapsulates the bedroom and vintage aesthetic of the track.