Princess Nokia has revealed her new single Balenciaga, out now via Platoon. The New York-born Puerto Rican MC, singer, songwriter, style icon, actress, and activist’s latest track puts her confidence front and center as she blocks out designer label followers and dresses for herself.
The single is the follow up to Sugar Honey Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.) – a rigorous, raw, and honest track featuring razor sharp raps between finger-snaps, gospel vocal runs and vibrant horns. The song earned major praise from the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, FADER and NME. She released a Genius Verified for the track, as well as a live Vevo Ctrl session, and graced the cover of Cultured Magazine. Earlier this week, Princess Nokia starred in the latest ‘Beauty Secrets’ video for Vogue following past subjects including Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kendall Jenner.
Next week, Princess Nokia will make her acting debut starring in Angelfish, directed by Peter Lee. The film premiered at the United Palace Theater in NYC last night and will be released on streaming services on November 19.
Following a series of releases, in 2017 Princess Nokia infiltrated the cultural conversation with her independent breakthrough, 1992 Deluxe. Not only did it reach the Top 25 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, but NME pegged it among “The Albums of the Year,” Noisey graded it “A,” and The Guardian rated it 4-out-of-5 stars. Regularly selling out headline tours and consistently churning out tens of millions of streams, she keeps her business independent with calculated moves to be heard even louder—ranging from hosting an Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show “The Voice in My Head with Princess Nokia” to co-starring in the high-profile Maison Margiela launch for Mutiny. Additional acting credits and entrepreneurial endeavours are to be announced soon.
Princess Nokia has today announced a series of European live dates for March 2020. Beginning in Zurich on March 1, the tour will also take in shows in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Madrid, Dublin, Helsinki, Oslo and Barcelona, as well as a London gig at EartH on March 20. Tickets for the tour are available from princessnokia.org/tour at 4pm GMT//11am ET on Friday November 22.
Princess Nokia Europe – March 2020:
20.03.20 – UK – London – EartH
21.03.20 – UK – Bristol – Motion
23.03.20 – UK – Leeds – Stylus (Leeds University)