Ahead of her forthcoming debut album Cheap Queen, King Princess has released another new track, “Prophet.”
Sultry and based in a subtle, hip-hop-nuanced backing beat, “Prophet” sees King Princess completely enthralled with the song’s subject. “‘Cause I can only think about you / And what it’s like to walk around you / And why they like to talk about you,” King Princess sings during the song’s chorus.
The singer took to Twitter earlier this week to celebrate the song’s impending release, even saying it’s one of her favorite songs she’s written.
The track has a dark feel compared to the album’s other advance tracks. “Prophet” sees King Princess evoke the slinky, dark vibes of someone like Banks, while lead single “Cheap Queen” sees the singer beckon the snappy, pop tones of singers like FLETCHER and Hayley Kiyoko. Other than those two tracks, King Princess has released the album’s interlude, “Useless Phrases.” Sitting at a minute and 15 seconds, the track is short in length but nonetheless squeezes in some melodic vocals from the singer.
Out this fall via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records and Columbia, Cheap Queen marks King Princess’ debut album, after her debut EP Make My Bed, which contained her smash hit “1950,” solidified her as a rising star in the music industry and a blooming queer pop icon.
Alongside “Prophet,” King Princess has announced a huge run of North American tour dates for the fall and into 2020 to support her forthcoming album. The tour begins Oct. 5 after her performance at Austin City Limits Festival and ends on Feb. 14, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.
Listen to King Princess’ “Prophet” below and see her full list of fall tour dates further down.
King Princess Tour Dates:
20 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
04 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
05 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
08 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
09 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s
11 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
28 – Toronto, Ont. @ Rebel Complex
30 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
02 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
04 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
06 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
07 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
09 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
12 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
13 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
16 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
16 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo
19 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
21 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
24 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
28 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park
29 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
31 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Union Event Center
02 – Danver, Co. @ Ogden Theatre
04 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
08 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
10 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
11 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
13 – Saint Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
14 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman