After an idyllic, formative eighteen years in Maui, Katie Iannitello has carried that beachside air of leisure and disillusionment in modern pop culture in her travel bags, and unpacked it in her new H.Q. in L.A. as Beauty Queen. Staying faithful to the handle, Beauty Queen dons a serene coming-of-age sash of young love, self-reflection, and isolation within her lyrics. Iannitello’s shed any need for excessive pageantry to show off immense lyrical and vocal talent, opting instead for ’50s-inspired alt-pop, lo-fi sonics, and murkily irresistible synth tones.
Beauty Queen first came onto the stage last year with the debut EP Out of Touch, she’ll be at the Mohawk in early April, and today she shares her latest single, produced by Tennis and accompanied by a VHS-inspired music video, “Sweet Memory”!