Produced by the prolific Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Clairo, Maggie Rogers), “Queen” was written in Los Angeles and sees G Flip’s iconic vocals melding with the gentle tone of mxmtoon.
“‘Queen’ was written about the strong women around me, the queens that raised me and the queens I’ve met through my years,” explains G Flip. “My idea of a queen is not necessarily linked to gender; queens come in all forms and walks of life. To me a queen embodies power and strength; they embrace all they are fiercely yet gracefully.
“I’m also super stoked to have mxmtoon on the track with me. I was first introduced to her while trying to find ukulele chords to a Khalid song and found her cover on YouTube years ago. She makes awesome music and her voice has such a cruisy timbre to it so I was thrilled to have her jump on ‘Queen’ with me. She is also an avid croc lover and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, so obviously it just made sense!”
“[I’m] so happy to be a part of ‘Queen’ with G!” adds mxmtoon. “She and Rostam were such a joy to work with and so so much fun to collaborate with on creative as well. I’m so glad that it’s still possible to make art and music with someone even when they’re on the other side of the world, and I’m lucky that I got the opportunity to feature on G’s song.
“‘Queen’ is a power anthem for any person, and I’m so excited for people to love it as much as we do!”
The track also comes accompanied by a music video directed by Adam Kiers, which premiered on YouTube this morning.
“Queen” serves as the first new G Flip single since the release of “I’D RATHER GO TO BED” in November, which in turn followed on from the likes of “You & I”, “Hyperfine”, and “Loose Ends”, which saw the acclaimed musician team up with Illy.
Meanwhile, mxmtoon had a rather prolific year as well, with her last release arriving by way of October’s Dusk EP, which served as the companion to April’s Dawn EP.
G Flip and mxmtoon’s “Queen” is out now.