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Self Esteem unleashes new track ‘How Can I Help You’

The biting new song is lifted from her upcoming album, ‘Prioritise Pleasure’.

With her eagerly-awaited second album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ set to make an impact on 22nd October, Self Esteem has unleashed latest track ‘How Can I Help You’.

A biting new’un, she says, “‘How Can I Help You’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the second album. After touring the first record and most weeks being told that I am underrated or intimidating I just felt very fed up. I guess I’ll be eternally angry for the way as a woman unless you’re sweet, nice, settled and quiet, you’re considered ‘different’ and ‘difficult’. I wanted to play the drums in the video to reclaim how often I used to feel self conscious playing them. The physical act of a woman playing a drum means your tits move - all I ever wanted to do was play but it always came with this fear of being looked at in that way. Now my tits move for me, my song, my video. I’m also aware it’s probs a nice watch if you’re that way inclined, but I’m afraid if you wanna watch it you have to hear what I’ve got to say. Click for the tits, stay for the feminism!”

She adds that the new record is “13 songs of cleansing myself of the guilt and fear of being a woman who is ‘too much’ and replacing that very notion with a celebration of myself, of you, of being a human and the way that isn’t always easy or perfect, and that’s ok. Sorry to my parents for the lyric ‘shave my pussy, that’s just for me’ but i think it’s maybe my finest hour!”

Revisit our interview with Self Esteem all about her new album for our July issue now!

‘Prioritise Pleasure’ Tracklisting:
1. I’m Fine
2. Fucking Wizardry
3. Hobbies 2
4. Prioritise Pleasure
5. I Do This All The Time
6. Moody
7. Still Reigning
8. How Can I Help You
9. It’s Been A While
10. The 345
11. John Elton
12. You Forever
13. Just Kids

See Self Esteem live at the following dates:

SEPTEMBER
03 - Wide Awake Festival, London
04 - Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington

NOVEMBER
01 - Fleece, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
02 - Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
03 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
04 - O2 Academy, Oxford
06 - The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
07 - Audio, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
09 - The Workmans Club, Dublin
10 - Gorilla, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
11 - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (SOLD OUT)
12 - The Leadmill, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
14 - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (SOLD OUT)
15 - Sub 89, Reading
16 - The Joiners, Southampton
17 - Heaven, London (SOLD OUT)
19 - Elsewhere, Margate (SOLD OUT)
20 - Patterns, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
23 - Phoenix, Exeter
24 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
25 - Metronome, Nottingham

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