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Self Esteem x Moonchild Sanelly

Self Esteem joins forces with Moonchild Sanelly on comeback single, "Big Man"

20 June 2024, 10:26 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Self Esteem has returned with her new single, "Big Man", which is a collaboration with South African artist Moonchild Sanelly.

"Big Man" is the first new music from Self-Esteem since the release of her BRIT and Mercury Prize-nominated 2021 album, Prioritise Pleasure. The track explores the nuances of modern masculinity and gender roles, and follows Self Esteem's recent collaboration with Becky Hill.

“Me and Moon wrote a song from the perspective of a good boyfriend," Self Esteem explains. "The ones that are just chill and secure so they just leave you to it. The ones that don’t want a medal for doing the bins. The ones that see that you’re working your tits off so they go and get yet another thing you’ve ordered and missed the delivery of from the post office. The ones that don’t take your success as a direct threat to their existence. To me this is real masculinity."

“We were in the studio bonding HARD, having the deepest conversation about relationships and how it’s hard to be bold, loud female artists in a relationship," Moonchild Sanelly adds. "How you can be the baddest bitch on any stage, but if you have an insecure man he can't support your success as a woman. Instead of celebrating and supporting you, he sees your success as a personal attack and uses it to pull you down and make you feel bad. And we thought… what would it feel like... to be ourselves, doing what we do, and have a man who properly supported all that we are. So Rebecca and I wrote from the perspective of our ideal partner. The song is from the hypothetical perspective of a man who supports their partner and is happy for their woman. A man that is fully secure. A big man.”

"Big Man" is out now.

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