“sly, covetous pop – Taylor balances forcefulness with elegant and impactful production that veers from bluesy experimentalism to psychedelic soul” – 4*, The Guardian
“a definitive alt-pop body of work that flirts with different genres alongside weird production that gives her big, emotional voice space to breathe” – Noisey
“Compliments Please delights me more and more with each spin”– 9/10, Drowned in Sound
“one of the most interesting and outspoken pop talents Britain has” –i-D
“a heady emotional brew of pain, thwarted lust and giddy pride”– 8/10, Uncut
“an astonishingly ambitious album of hits, bristling with pure pop intelligence” – Loud & Quiet
“the emotional ups and downs that Taylor sings are conveyed as lithe electronic pop” –4*, The Financial Times
“a concoction of high octane, R&B infused pop” – 8.5/10, The Line of Best Fit
Self Esteem today shares the official music video for ‘In Time’, the latest single to be taken from her critically acclaimed debut album, Compliments Please. The video, directed by Sam Taylor, showcases Rebecca dancing through her hometown accompanied by a purple-clad entourage.
On the inspiration behind the song and the video, Rebecca says: “This song was the last I had written for the album. I thought I was spent and then suddenly from nowhere this came. When it came to making the video all I could think to do was shoot me dancing through my home town. Every time I am under the wave badly I come home, sleep in my childhood bed, power walk over the pit top listening to Katy Perry. This system has literally saved my life at times and my poor parents can’t move anywhere else more exotic because what the fuck would I do, right?! I wanted to nod to the ending of Fleabag as an Easter egg to my fellow fuck ups who felt so deeply and intensely SEEN by that show. Life is a slog but you can manage – it’s okay, you’ll be fine, step right left baby in time! (And have 8 insane dancers to play with).”
Self Esteem has been performing all across the UK this summer with shows at Glastonbury, All Points East and Latitude festivals to name a few, as well as support slots with Florence and the Machine in London and soon to be Edinburgh. She also has a highly anticipated upcoming headline tour coming this October, a full list of dates can be found below.
‘In Time’ is the fifth single to be plucked from Self Esteem’s highly regarded debut album, Compliments Please,which scored a raft of glowing reviews from the likes of The Guardian (“sly, covetous pop”), Financial Times (“lithe electronic pop”), Uncut (“a heady emotional brew of pain, thwarted lust and giddy pride”), Drowned In Sound, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Dork and more. Compliments Pleaseis out now via Fiction Records.
Buy / stream / download Compliments Please: https://SelfEsteem.lnk.to/ComplimentsPleasePR
Self Esteem is Rebecca Lucy Taylor, and a project which began with painting and prints and video alongside her day job writing and performing as one half of Slow Club. Since her musical divergence from the band, Rebecca has revelled in unleashing a whole version of herself with no compromises, no reducing herself, no hesitating. She would go on to write the songs that had been rising up inside her all through the years — big songs, that spoke of love and sex and chaos, that brought in huge basslines, gospel choirs, the kind of polished, provocative production she admired on the biggest pop records.
Self Esteem Summer Festival Dates
Sunday 25th August – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE FESTIVAL – Headrow House, Leeds
Sunday 1st September – ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL – Stradbally, Ireland
Saturday 21st September – TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL – Aberdeen, Scotland
Self Esteem October Tour
Monday 14th October – PICTURE HOUSE SOCIAL – Sheffield
Tuesday 15th October – PICTURE HOUSE SOCIAL – Sheffield *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 16th October – THE MASH HOUSE – Edinburgh
Friday 18th October – BAND ON THE WALL – Manchester
Saturday 19th October – SWN – Cardiff
Sunday 20th October – HUDDERSFIELD LIBRARY – Huddersfield
Monday 21st October – THE SOUND HOUSE – Dublin
Wednesday 23rd October – THE HAUNT – Brighton
Thursday 24th October – ELECTRIC BRIXTON – London