salem ilese – (L)only Child

Northern California pop singer and songwriter salem ilese’s shares new EP (L)only Child – out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects/Virgin Music Australia. The EP features brand new single and video ‘Dinosaurs (S4E7)’, alongside previously released tracks ‘(L)only Child’ and ‘About A Breakup’.

On ‘Dinosaurs (S4E7) ‘, salem asks “did the dinosaurs see it coming?” and grapples with mortality, climate change and the general uncertainty of life. The title of the song, as well as its music video, directed by Jason Lester (Lauv , Cautious Clay), references the iconic final episode of the 1990s show “Dinosaurs” that shows the dire consequences of disrupting nature in favour of profits, a message more relevant now than ever. Watch the video below…

Salem’s new project arrives on the heels of her recent writing credit on TikToker-turned-popstar Bella Poarch’s ‘Build a Bitch’ single, which has been streamed more than 7M times on Spotify, this week alone. Similar to salem’s very own smash hit ‘Mad At Disney’, Bella’s ‘Build A Bitch’ is an anthem of female empowerment, turning establishment led gender norms on their heads.

A strong proponent of environmentalism and social justice, salem hopes to spread awareness about important issues through catchy pop songs. This mission included her breakout single ‘Mad At Disney’ (174M Spotify streams, 15 weeks on Today’s Top Hits) which unpacked Disney’s harmful stereotypes of women as well as her EP, (L)only Child, which is full of coming-of-age electro-pop anthems about self-acceptance and the social issues plaguing our world.

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