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Paige Bea shares new single ‘Worth It’ & announces new EP

London-based singer, songwriter and producer Paige Bea reveals new single ‘Worth It’ and announces new EP Flutters – out July 17.

A dark, feminist ode to the frustrations of not knowing where you stand at the start of a new relationship – on ‘Worth It’ Paige is characteristically direct. Asking outright rhetorical questions that ask for frankness in where this new romance is heading, paired with bold, honest statements about her own intentions: “I’m not here to convince and coerce / make things nice and give birth / I’m a difficult person”.

Treading a path that weaves between the worlds of Yaeji and Eartheater’s experimental, avant-garde production and the shadowy, clubby synth-pop of Charli xcx and Shygirl, ‘Worth It’ and the Flutters EP were finished in Berlin with producer Gabriel Gifford (BODUR, August Charles, Harvey Causon), with its the sonic landscape inspired as much by the city’s electronic scene as it is guided by Paige’s distinctive vocal flourishes.

Speaking more on the lyrical inspiration behind ‘Worth It’, Paige said: “The lyrics for ‘Worth It’ came shortly after a date I’d just been on. I was already just so anxious about when I was going to get the text back and how much longer we were going to have to do this silly dance before we just gave in to falling in love and seeing what happens. It felt like we were both coming into the start of it with a lot of trepidation given past relationships we’d been in, and we were trying to be adults by taking it slow, but it also felt like that was sucking the fun, spontaneous joy of starting something new out of it? I was also thinking about expectations of women in relationships, the peacemaker, the homemaker, the PA, the mother (I’m not here to convince and coerce / Make things nice then give birth / I’m a difficult person) and I wanted to make a statement that I probably won’t fit into the idea of who you think I am and I want to make that clear, but I’m also up for just leaning into this new feeling and taking a leap of faith if you are? I think our generation has this tendency to think that because they are grown and therapised, it means we can micro-manage all our relationships and behaviours and I’m far too impulsive for that. I’m much more about throwing myself in the deep-end and seeing where it takes me.”

Visually, the ‘Worth It’ cover art is the second in a 3-part series collaboration with Greek digital artist Chloe Karnezis (Transmoderna, Dixon). Created using Unreal Engine, all three covers feature Paige as a metahuman, a process done by 3D scanning Paige’s face and then using digital manipulation. The red, water-like visual is based on birth and the genesis of love.

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