Self Esteem today gets into her unique version of the festive spirit with her new Christmas track ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’, recorded at Abbey Road studios. Earlier this year, she shared her critically acclaimed debut LP, Compliments Please via Fiction Records.
Listen to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’ below…
About ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’, Rebecca Lucy Taylor says: “Hello I am here to ruin your Christmas. I had the opportunity to record at Abbey Road for a few days and I thought I would use the time wisely. I’ve always been into writing sad Christmas songs as deep stans will know – and that desire has apparently not left me. This was in my head as soon as I had decided to write something ‘Christmassy’. Because Christmas for me is more frustrating and difficult than any other time of year, I feel like it illuminates everything that might not be ok and makes it double not ok. A goal of mine is to one day enjoy it like a normal person, but I wanted to write a song for fellow people who cope with life by working and creating and moving forwards – the enforced stillness of Christmas can be so triggering. Also I referenced The Darkness in the studio which is a first and potentially not the last.”
Before Christmas arrives however, Self Esteem is set to play three more shows to see out her stellar year. These special intimate piano shows follow her sold out headline tour this Autumn and performances all across the UK throughout the year, including shows at Glastonbury, All Points East and Latitude festivals to name a few, as well as support slots with Florence and the Machine in London and Edinburgh.
Self Esteem piano show tour dates…
Wednesday 18th December – Laylow, London
Thursday 19th December – Picture House, Sheffield
Friday 20th December – YES, Manchester
Self Esteem is Rebecca Lucy Taylor, and a project which began with painting and prints and video alongside her day job writing and performing as one half of Slow Club. Since her musical divergence from the band, Rebecca has revelled in unleashing a whole version of herself with no compromises, no reducing herself, no hesitating. She would go on to write the songs that had been rising up inside her all through the years — big songs, that spoke of love and sex and chaos, that brought in huge basslines, gospel choirs, the kind of polished, provocative production she admired on the biggest pop records.