New Sounds: Jenna Lotti addresses the plight of young women in America with ‘Beauty Queen’



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Shortly after she released her 2016 EP Bad Habits, Jenna Lotti quickly became one of our favorite new performers around town, displaying an ability to seamlessly merge genres from Americana to pop all while crafting musical earworms that had a bit of a timeless quality. Today (April 7), Lotti eases up on her familiar twang and goes harder into more polished alt-pop territory, and the result is a delectable piece of work called “Beauty Queen.”


The wonderfully-paced and subtly engaging new single, which you can listen to below, is the result of a collaboration with Ruby Rose Fox conspirator That One Eyed Kid. Lyrically, “Beauty Queen” addresses the unrealistic expectations that young women face each day as society and social media creates a false standard for their physical appearance, and tackles the idea that happiness is tied into an unachievable standard of so-called beauty.

“I couldn’t be more excited/proud of this song,” Lotti says. “I wrote it a capella and took a little iPhone voice recording to That One Eyed Kid and told him I wanted to create a pop song. He took my little idea and made it bigger than I ever could have imagined. I’ve wanted to create pop music for a long time now and am so excited to share it with you all.”

Get lost inside the track via Spotify or iTunes, and catch Lotti live next month when she performs at the Milton Arts Center on May 5. Featured Jenna Lotti photo by Dawn Kingston