King Princess is a queer icon in the making
Love, happiness, sorrow and pain. All overwhelmingly human emotions that have the power to influence the very outcomes of our lives – themes that find themselves at the focal point of countless songs, all dedicated to the essence of the human experience and all that it entails.
Then there are songs that transcend even the plane of emotion, focusing on subject matter so carnal that the artist leaves the listener open-mouthed at the lyrics’ unforgivably blunt message.
Such is the nature of King Princess’ newest release, “Pussy Is God.” The track and its accompanying music video – a peculiar green-screen shot sequence that showcases KP before a background of angelic white clouds and contorting dancers – are Epicureanism’s wettest dream: a culmination of everything that it means to be unapologetically in love and lust, regardless of the obstacles that block the path.
The newest track, co-written by the singer’s current partner Amandla Stenberg, incorporates many of the religious themes that were present throughout KP’s debut EP “Make My Bed.” “Pussy Is God” is a glorious celebration of queer love, promising listeners that a love of reckless abandon is much more than simple indulgence – it’s absolutely holy. It’s godlike. It goes beyond the stars.
The opening line of each verse begins with “Your pussy is God,” thoroughly solidifying KP’s intensifying role as a queer icon and leader, bent on destroying the foundation of discrimination that has wreaked havoc on the LGBTQ+ community for countless generations. “You know that it’s God, baby, when you’re around her,” the 19-year-old sings with a timeless bluesy croon. “She’s God, and I’ve found her.”
While “Pussy Is God” may seem at first like an easily written-off title for a song that offers little more than a far-reaching reverence for the throes of passion and sex – raunchy and vulgar – King Princess’ delivery of her message is surprisingly and masterfully done.
The young singer pours the contents of her heart out shamelessly, emphasizing the immaculate beauty of the female essence and the joys that go hand in hand with the discovery of the wonders of finding meaning and purpose in the body of another – a freedom that offers indescribable solace, a freedom that offers a home in human form.
With each new release, KP continues to prove her ability to transcend the barriers that have been placed before her as an artist as a woman within the LGBTQ+ community.
Each track, a perfectly packaged reverence of women and the love that they absorb and exude, redefines what it means to fall in love in the face of adversity.
KP’s version of heaven is made clear through her words. It’s a state of endless pleasure, endless admiration and absolute endless love.