Women Music March 2023 – Day 17 Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem)

Self Esteem

I am overwhelmingly proud to have finally made the recordthat’s been sitting in my guts since I was a child – from Shropshire Star

Rebecca Lucy Taylor (10/15/86), also known by her stage name as Self Esteem, was born in Rotherham, England. First known as one half of the band Slow Club, she launched a solo career as Self Esteem with the single “Your Wife” in 2017, followed by the albums Compliments Please in 2019 and Prioritise Pleasure in 2021. A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and theatre composer, she is winner of the 2021 BBC Music Introducing award and Prioritise Pleasure was nominated for the 2022 Mercury Music Prize.

Rachel Aroesti at The Guardian writes:

It’s true that the 34-year-old – better known by her nom de disque, Self Esteem – makes music packed with warts-and-all honesty and, yes, a certain amount of justified complaining. Topics include toxic relationships and the insidious effects of the patriarchy. But her songs are also maximalist, danceable and infectiously fun – a wholesale rejection of the restrained indie-folk of her previous band Slow Club. “I’m trying to do a Trojan horse thing,” explains Taylor over a cup of coffee in her PR team’s dazzlingly white offices. “You think you’re getting this sugary injection of a pop song but it’s going to leave you with something more.

Studio albums: 3
EP: 1
Singles: 14


Filmography (including TV):

One thing to share:
Slow Club’s gradual demise became the subject of a 2018 documentary called Our Most Brilliant Friends, and today Taylor views their protracted breakup as a symptom of her own people-pleasing tendencies.

Official website: here



9 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This series you are doing is nice, I’ve never heard of these singers before. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Elizabeth, thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    She has a distintive voice…she doesn’t sound like everyone else. I like the Club Slow song.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes she does. Not a lot of info on her out there. Surprised to see her on Colbert.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale says:

    Another nice intro!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Dale!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. memadtwo says:

    I think the first one is overproduced. She sounds much better on the second one. Also really like the drumming. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope to see more of her as her sound develops.

      Liked by 1 person

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