King Princess is not so quietly carving out a name for herself in today’s increasingly noisy sonicscape with an assured vocal tenor and fearless conviction to match. After popping up on DH’s radar with her queer love anthem “Pussy Is God” the Brooklyn soloist returns with another take-notice tune in “Cheap Queen.”
A celebration of self through the lens of drag culture, the midtempo number exudes vulnerability and strength all in one fell swoop. The young singer affirms in the chorus “I can be good sometimes, I’m a cheap queen, I can be what you like, And I can be bad sometimes, I’m a real queen, I can make grown men cry,” acknowledging the fluid identity of the scene while also giving weight to the dual sentiments at the song’s core.
There’s a lot to unpack but that’s where KP begins to stand out among the crowd. Stream below, grab a copy courtesy of Zelig Records, and spread that social love: