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Self Esteem releases Christmas single, announces festive piano shows

By | Published on Monday 9 December 2019

Self Esteem

Self Esteem – aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor – has rounded off a year during which she put out one of the best new albums with a brand new Christmas song: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’. She’s also announced three piano shows for later this month.

“Hello, I am here to ruin your Christmas”, she says. “I had the opportunity to record at Abbey Road for a few days and I thought I would use the time wisely. I’ve always been into writing sad Christmas songs as deep stans will know – and that desire has apparently not left me. This was in my head as soon as I had decided to write something ‘Christmassy'”.

“Because Christmas for me is more frustrating and difficult than any other time of year, I feel like it illuminates everything that might not be OK and makes it double not OK”, she goes on. “A goal of mine is to one day enjoy it like a normal person, but I wanted to write a song for fellow people who cope with life by working and creating and moving forwards – the enforced stillness of Christmas can be so triggering”.

“Also I referenced The Darkness in the studio”, she adds, “which is a first and potentially not the last”.

You can catch her playing piano versions of songs from her ‘Compliments Please’ album on the following dates:

18 Dec: London, Laylow
19 Dec: Sheffield, Picture House
20 Dec: Manchester, Yes

Listen to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’ here: