Watch the clip for ‘Queen’ below:
“Queen was written about the strong women around me, the queens that raised me and the queens I’ve met through my years,” G Flip said in a statement.
“My idea of a queen is not necessarily linked to gender; queens come in all forms and walks of life. To me a queen embodies power and strength; they embrace all they are fiercely yet gracefully.”
She continued, adding that she was “super stoked” to have collaborated with mxmtoon on the single.
“I was first introduced to her while trying to find ukulele chords to a Khalid song and found her cover on YouTube years ago,” G Flip said.
“She makes awesome music and her voice has such a cruisy timbre to it so I was thrilled to have her jump on Queen with me. She is also an avid croc lover and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, so obviously it just made sense!”
In an additional statement, mxmtoon said she was “so happy to be a part of ‘Queen’ with G”.
“She and Rostam were such a joy to work with and so so much fun to collaborate with on creative as well,” mxmtoon said.
“I’m so glad that it’s still possible to make art and music with someone even when they’re on the other side of the world, and I’m lucky that I got the opportunity to feature on G’s song. ‘Queen’ is a power anthem for any person, and I’m so excited for people to love it as much as we do!”
The two artists initially teased fans last weekend about the collaboration on social media, with both artists sharing images of themselves with a drawn crown photoshopped above their heads.
The song marks the first single of 2021 for both artists.
As for mxmtoon, she enjoyed a hugely successful 2020 with the release of her two EPs ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk’.
Speaking with NME late last year, mxmtoon revealed why she chose to release new music in the form of a double EP as opposed to a typical album.
“‘dawn’ is very extroverted and is all about looking forward to the future without being afraid of what is ahead of you, whereas ‘dusk’ is about the other end of the emotional spectrum,” she said.
“It is the introverted, retrospective, internal EP. The two explore different aspects of myself and how I interact with the world, so I wanted to create space for both to exist.”