Self Esteem’s Rebecca Lucy Taylor has announced her debut book, which shares its title with the moniker of her current pop project.
The critically acclaimed British pop artist will release Self Esteem later this year, with an exact release date to be confirmed soon. The book’s cover and more details will be shared next week, according to publishers YourShelf.
Self Esteem is the name of the solo project Taylor launched in 2017 after leaving the indie-pop duo Slow Club.
Yesterday (November 1), YourShelf shared a preview of the unbound proof of Self Esteem, posting a photo on Twitter. The page read: “21 September 2014 at 19:07 SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT POET.”
Taylor’s debut book will be only the second piece of work to be published by YourShelf, a “global online literary community” that is comprised of a printing arm as well as a podcast. Only a select number of books are planned to be published through the company each year across fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
The Self Esteem book will follow Taylor’s second album under the alias, Prioritise Pleasure, which arrived last month (October 22). The Guardian described the record as “an album totally confident in its strange, brilliant vision” and “a powerfully intense record”. The Quietus, meanwhile, assessed that: “Taylor uses chaos, rage and despair as tools to prop up her stadium-sized ambitions.”
The record charted at No.11 on the Official UK Albums Chart, giving Taylor her first Top 20 record. This year has also seen her be honored with the BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year 2021 award and the trophy for the Attitude Music Award 2021.
Self Esteem is currently due to resume her tour in support of Prioritise Pleasure this weekend (November 6) after being forced to postpone this week’s dates due to illness.
Buy or stream Prioritise Pleasure. View Self Esteem’s tour itinerary below.
Nov 6 – Edinburgh, UK – The Bongo Club
Nov 7 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Nov 9 – Dublin, IE – Workmans Club
Nov 10 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Nov 11 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Nov 12 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
Nov 14 – Norwich, UK – Norwich Arts Centre
Nov 15 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Nov 16 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Nov 17 – London, UK – Heaven
Nov 19 – Margate, UK – Elsewhere
Nov 20 – Brighton, UK – Patterns
Nov 23 – Exeter, UK – Phoenix
Nov 24 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Nov 25 – Nottingham, UK – Metronome
Feb 28 – Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
Mar 1 – Glasgow, UK – St Luke’s
Mar 2 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
Mar 3 – Brighton, UK – Chalk
Mar 4 – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
Mar 23 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Cathedral
Mar 24 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar 25 – Sheffield, UK – Octagon Centre