Baby Queen Defies Filtered Beauty In “Pretty Girl Lie”

From upcoming EP ‘Medicine’ out on November 6th

Photo: David J East

UK artist Baby Queen has revealed more details of her upcoming debut EP Medicine, which will be out on November 6th via Polydor Records. Along with the news, the gal has shared the video for her single “Pretty Girl Lie” directed by Jade Ang Jackman. The video takes a satirical bite on filtered, photoshopped beauty that saturates the media. Showing the artificial, non-realistic side of glamour, Baby Queen defies the conventional images of what defines ‘beautiful’ in a punchy fashion:

“I wrote this song after becoming increasingly frustrated with the relationship between my real-life identity and the person I was pretending to be online,” Baby Queen aka Bella Latham explained. “I grew up with really bad body dysmorphia which I believe was partly caused by the image of the stereotypically ‘pretty girl’ I saw in the media all around me, and the fact that photoshop made this image completely unattainable. We’re heading towards a reality wherein everybody edits their pictures, slims their noses, chisels their jaw bones, whitens their teeth and reshapes their thighs. I’m just over it. It’s not cool. It’s actually very uncool. If people aren’t going to stop doing it, then all the kids should know that nothing is real, and this is my way of telling them that.”