Track Of The Day: Queen Kwong – ‘Raptures’

Slow-building bass lines and mesmeric vocals combine on Queen Kwong‘s ‘Raptures’ to form a beguiling request to escape unwanted memories. No stranger to adversity, Queen Kwong (aka Carré Callaway) shows how her “cursed mind” is still as sharp as ever on this brilliant new single.

Callaway landed on the music scene after a chance meeting with Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor. At 17, she was enlisted as a support act on the band’s 2005 ‘With Teeth’ tour, performing as a solo artist under her real name, then again as Queen Kwong on the band’s ‘Wave Goodbye’ outing. She also recently supported the band in Las Vegas over three consecutive dates.

Queen Kwong’s personal and professional experiences informed her 2015 debut album Get A Witness, and her most recent LP Love Me To Death. The multi-instrumentalist has been vocal about her mental health, vicious industry misogyny, and more reassuringly: her path to self-discovery and casual nihilism. Fierce in name and nature, her recent diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis (a rare genetic disorder that affects the lungs) hasn’t set her back. She’ll be joining the inimitable Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on tour this year.

Listen to ‘Raptures’ below and follow Queen Qwong on Facebook for more updates.

Queen Kwong July 2018 Tour Dates
Wed 11 Bristol, Rough Trade In-store
Thu 12 Southampton, Heartbreakers
Sat 14 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
Mon 16 Spain, Barcelona w/ BRMC
Tue 17 Paris, Supersonic
Mon 23 Italy, Cesena w BRMC
Wed 25 UK, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
Thu 26 UK, London, The Forum w/ BRMC
Fri 27 London, Rough Trade In-store FREE ENTRY
Sat 28 UK, Nottingham, Rock City Club Night
Sun 29 UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Mon 30 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy w/ BRMC
Tue 31 UK, Manchester, Night & Day Café

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

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