Self Esteem has shared a new track, ‘How Can I Help You’, from her upcoming sophomore album Prioritise Pleasure. The song is accompanied by a self-directed video, which you can check out below.
“‘How Can I Help You’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the second album,” Rebecca Taylor said of the new song and video in a press release. “After touring the first record and most weeks being told that I am underrated or intimidating I just felt very fed up. I guess I’ll be eternally angry for the way as a woman unless you’re sweet, nice, settled and quiet, you’re considered ‘different’ and ‘difficult’. I wanted to play the drums in the video to reclaim how often I used to feel self conscious playing them. The physical act of a woman playing a drum means your tits move – all I ever wanted to do was play but it always came with this fear of being looked at in that way. Now my tits move for me, my song, my video. I’m also aware it’s probs a nice watch if you’re that way inclined, but I’m afraid if you wanna watch it you have to hear what I’ve got to say. Click for the tits, stay for the feminism!”
Prioritise Pleasure lands on October 22 via Fiction Records. Taylor previously shared the album’s title track.