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King Princess Goes to Green-Screen Heaven in Funky New Video: Watch

King Princess, "Pussy Is God"
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King Princess, "Pussy Is God"

Within the span of a year, King Princess -- aka Mikaela Straus -- has become queer royalty. Between the star-making, Harry Styles and Halsey-endorsed single “1950” and her high-profile relationship with actress Amandla Stenberg, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter has the makings of a bonafide icon.

Now, King Princess giving us a taste of what’s to come from her possibly-forthcoming debut album with the funky “Pussy is God,” out today (Nov. 2), alongisde a very '90s video.

It’s a natural evolution for the 19-year-old singer, and her most immediately catchy single yet as she updates her blues-pop with welcome hip-hop flourishes, weird, pitched-up vocal samples, crisp, boom-bap percussion, and a bass solo thrown in for good measure. For what it's worth, Stenberg has co-writing credits on the track.

“Your pussy is god and I’m fallin’/ We’re on the same wave when we’re talking,” she sighs, transforming the subtle divine queerness of "Holy" into something much more direct and explicit.

The video finds Strauss floating in green-screen heaving, playing bass guitar, dancing with a flying toaster, and dancing with all of her friends, each one looking like a dancing GIF uploaded straight from 1998. It looks like a Geocities site in the best way, and, it just so happens to continue the recent trend of '90s nostalgia we've seen lately. 

Watch the video for “Pussy is God” below.