Baby Queen has announced details of her upcoming debut album Quarter Life Crisis and a UK headline tour.  The run of UK dates including gigs in Manchester and Liverpool.

Baby Queen, aka Bella Latham, will headline at Manchester Academy 2 as well as a Liverpool gig at the O2 Academy.  The dates mark a return to Manchester for the artist who previously headlined at the Deaf Institute and supported Olivia Rodrigo at the O2 Apollo.

Quarter Life Crisis will land on 6 October 2023 featuring the new track All The Things.  The album features 12 tracks including previously released singles Dream Girl and We Can Be Anything and was produced by King Ed.  The album will be available in multiple formats including CD, deluxe CD and vinyl.

All The Things features on the deluxe edition of Baby Queen’s forthcoming debut album. It is one of six songs Baby Queen has contributed to the soundtrack of the new series of the global smash Netflix show Heartstopper, which launched on August 3rd. The new series also features a cameo appearance from Baby Queen, who takes on the role of a performer at the school prom.

Speaking about her new single, Baby Queen said, “All The Things draws inspiration from the relationship between two of the main characters in Heartstopper called Tao and Elle, but also encapsulates the emotions I was feeling very strongly at the time of writing it, so it’s a very personal song to me. It’s about being so enamoured with a person that the things that once brought you happiness don’t hit or affect you in quite the same way because all the things you used to want to do, you now want to do with that person by your side.”

Speaking further about Quarter Life Crisis she added, “This album tells the story of my journey through my early 20s – leaving my childhood and my adolescence behind but never really losing my childlike wonder and never quite growing up. The songs are all facets of what early adulthood has been like for me while discovering new parts of myself, my sexuality, my past and my place in this world.

“It has been lonely, chaotic, beautiful, devastating and inspiring and I think these songs reflect that, creating a space in which innocence and experience can live side by side as two conflicting entities.  I’ve always been really inspired by the dichotomy and tension between two opposite things – hence the name Baby Queen.  Human beings are complex, and life and growth are complex and nuanced.  I’m not sure anybody ever truly feels like they have it all figured out – I certainly don’t, but it has been the greatest joy of my life to be able to share my experiences with those willing to listen to my stories.

“I really want this album to leave people feeling hopeful, because there is so much beauty to live through and look forward to and it truly is magical and extraordinary to be alive and to have the very short opportunity to experience every emotion imaginable.”

When does Baby Queen headline at Manchester Academy 2?

Baby Queen headlines at Manchester Academy 2 on 9 November 2023.  She will headline at Liverpool’2 O2 Academy on 10 November 2023.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 12 UK dates she has confirmed:

31 October – Brighton, Concorde 2
1 November – Norwich, The Waterfront
3 November – Birmingham, O2 Academy
4 November – Sheffield, Leadmill
5 November – Newcastle, Newcastle University
7 November – Glasgow, St Luke’s
9 November – Manchester, Academy 2
10 November – Liverpool, O2 Academy
11 November – Leeds, Leeds University Stylus
13 November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14 November – Bristol, Trinity Centre
15 November – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

When do tickets go on sale for Baby Queen’s UK tour?

Tickets for Baby Queen’s UK tour go on sale at 10am on 18 August 2023.

image of Baby Queen courtesy Nicole Ngai