Get To Know: Self Esteem
Self Esteem is your new pop fantasy.
Self Esteem is your new pop fantasy, and she’s here to ease your ailing in her calming and safe sound. With music that’s created for the purpose of expressing emotions words just can’t reach, as well as running themes of acceptance, self-love, and brutal, raw, honesty, the singer is on a wave of her own - and it’s effortlessly unique.
Previously one half of Slow Club, Self Esteem is Rebecca Lucy Taylor’s solo project. Rising by herself for the first time, it can be scary for anyone to depart from the safety of a group onto a solo journey, but Self Esteem has nothing to fear. She's a stand-alone talent, just listen to her debut album 'Compliments Please', for the confirmation.
Now here and showing us a brand new side to herself, the singer is painting her own picture of how she wants the world to perceive her, and it’s a portrait that we can’t look away from. With music and concept videos that empower women, combined with both catchy hooks and insightful lyrics that allow us to peer into her soul, it’s clear she’s a once in a generation talent.
Now here and allowing us to get to know all about her, the singer reveals all about what inspires her and her musical journey so far...
1) For those who don’t know about you and your music, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you’re from…
I am Rebecca Lucy Taylor and I am from Sheffield in South Yorkshire. I spent 10 years in an indie band but I recently rose like a slightly exhausted Phoenix to go solo. I make pop music for my fellow disgusting confused humans, having a go at life. I live for the deepest bass and kick drum patterns you feel in your womb.
2) Describe your sound in three words…
3) Who inspired you to start a career in music
Sister Act 2, Tilly and The Wall, Myself.
4) Who are your biggest musical influences?
Sister Act 2, Perfume Genius, Kanye West, Bjork.
5) Tell us about the writing and recording process for your new single/album…
Over a period of a few years, I was writing songs for myself rather sure they would never see the light of day. The songs were always there it was just the confidence to stand alone that wasn’t. Finally, I got so exhausted by feeling so small, I just f**king did it. So here we are.
6) What can we expect from your live shows?
Drama, energy, dance moves, apathy, happiness, anger and a lot of sick harmonies.
7) What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Actually making the whole thing exist at all is a daily WOW moment for me.
8) Have you met anyone and been totally starstruck?
No. I try to imagine famous people are lucky to meet ME. But RuPaul once tweeted me and that took me a while to get over.
9) What’s on your iPod/playlists that people wouldn’t expect?
I’m pretty vocal about the fact I don’t believe in Guilty Pleasures etc. Just listen to whatever you want - too many years pretending to dudes I liked under singing, middle of the road indie... there are no surprises. There’s a lot of Little Mix.
10) When can we see you live?
I’m playing at festivals all over summer- The Great Escape in May then Glastonbury, Latitude, All Points East, Deer Shed. Come and gimme a cuddle!