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  • Julia Hooper

Review: "Lollipop" - Queen Cult

Queen Cult’s newest single, “Lollipop” is an electric rock anthem that serves to vocalize the honest and visceral frustration of not knowing how to approach a changing situation. The song’s hard-hitting lyrics tackle the topics of compulsive behavior, guilt, rage and mischief. Queen Cult aims to prove that the rock genre has its place within 2023 and “Lollipop” only furthers that goal. It’s infectious thrash vibe and high energy is reminiscent of the early 2000’s rock scene while simultaneously incorporating elements of current trends such as indie sleaze and electric pop. Lyrics such as “You stole my lollipop, so suck on it” and “pick it up, don’t cower” communicate the order to not back down and own your decisions and urges.

“Lollipop” is introduced with vibrant synth beats soon meshed with booming drums and powerful guitar. The song’s intense instrumentation and vocals create an exhilarating listening experience for audiences. Lead singer, Maisie Johnson brings rich and thrilling vocals to the track, hitting powerful notes throughout the piece. The “Lollipop” official music video was released on February 1st and features stunning cinematography, with heavy motion videography, aesthetically pleasing artificial light and colorful closeups of the band members. The video alternates between black & white and colored sequences, which provides a unique, artistic vibe. The videos’ fun and eccentric shots reflect the song’s messaging perfectly and makes for an entertaining viewer experience.

Based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Queen Cult is an up-and-coming rock band. The music group is comprised of three members, Maisie Johnson (lead vocalist and guitarist), Brodie Carson (drummer) and Piers Jarvis (bassist). Queen Cult made their debut in 2019 with the single, “Shindigger” which has amassed over 16k streams on Spotify alone. Since then, the band has released a plethora of hits, most notably “Beautiful Psycho”, “Woman That I Know” and “Show and Tell”. They have had multiple songs featured on BBC radio, Kerrang and Primordial Radio. Luckily for fans, you can catch Queen Cult live at YES (The Basement) in Manchester on February 17th. Thereafter, they have two more performances scheduled for late February in both Portsmouth and Bristol. Keep an eye out for Queen Cult’s new EP, “For Now, Not Forever” dropping on February 10th.

Written By Julia Hooper



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