Baby Queen Shares “Dover Beach,” Makes Major Label Debut

Alt-pop’s new anti-hero Baby Queen releases her new single “Dover Beach” today on Island Records / slowplay, and it was featured on BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. The track follows “These Drugs” and her highly-praised single “Raw Thoughts” which was picked up in the U.S. by NPR, Billboard, Coup De Main Magazine, and more.

Her latest “Dover Beach” – a widescreen smash with flecks of The 1975 and optimistic dream-pop like M83 – chronicles the time in October 2020 when she headed to a place she had long dreamt of visiting. Bella says, “In school I was obsessed with this poem called ‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold and I always wanted to visit the Dover cliffs, so I went there alone on a writing trip in October last year. I actually wrote the melody and lyrics of this song while I was sitting on the beach. It’s about being infatuated with somebody and seeing them everywhere you look. I was kind of pissed that I went to look at the beach, all I could think about was this person, hence the lyric “you stole the view of Dover Beach.” It’s another internal struggle with my own insecurities and a sort of acceptance of the fact that I can’t escape my daydreams of this person, even if I go to a different place.”