King Princess Shows What's To Come With 'Prophet' And Announces Her Debut Album

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter announces her upcoming debut album, Cheap Queen, and drops its second official single, "Prophet."

After a year of build-up, King Princess has finally announced her debut album, Cheap Queen, and dropped its second single, "Prophet."

In "Prophet," arguably King Princess' most, the artist submits to obsession. On top of an ongoing, plucky bass line and a series of deeply satisfying guitar riffs, she layers singing that toggles between grounded and breathy to build towards an impassioned, intensely craving vocal close.

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