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Self Esteem joins Moonchild Sanelly on new single 'Big Man'


Photo: Yana Van Nuffel


After her highly-praised 2021 studio album 'Prioritise Pleasure', Self Esteem has now returned to share her brand new single 'Big Man'.


The new track sees her team up with Moonchild Sanelly for the release, and comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Piers Dennis and produced by Ayomide Alli and Precious Mahaga.


Speaking about the new offering, Self Esteem said, “Me and Moon wrote a song from the perspective of a good boyfriend. 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 have both collaborated with Johan Karlberg on our records and I'm so grateful to him for introducing us, it was a joy to make this song together. In my head the video always needed to be an inverse ‘I Want To Break Free’ - Piers Dennis executed this gorgeously cos he’s a fucking Big Man. Self Esteem 3 lez go.”


While Moonchild Sanelly added, “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. 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.”



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