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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Brooklyn-based artist King Princess features a guest appearance from Fousheé.
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  1. Jul 29, 2022
    100
    To listen to Hold On Baby is to feel like you are really inside someone else’s world, their voice urgently delivering their most intimate feelings in your ear, transmuting them into pop gold.
  2. 80
    On Hold On Baby, we find King Princess both more coy and more confident than we’ve ever heard her, and she leaves us little doubt that both those sides of her feed one another.
  3. Jul 29, 2022
    80
    Throughout, King Princess’ potent melodies are bolstered by subtle production touches that heighten the anxieties and intricacies of her candid lyrics.
  4. Aug 2, 2022
    77
    As with Cheap Queen, Hold On Baby doesn’t achieve any great innovations, but thanks to their stylistic and structural instincts, and their innate star power, Straus still manages to thrill.
  5. Jul 29, 2022
    70
    Hold My Baby emphasises King Princess’ position as one of pop’s most singular talents, but doesn’t drive home the point quite in the way you feel it should. Perhaps that makes it an even more interesting listen.
  6. Jul 28, 2022
    60
    An album that might have had greater impact if it didn’t feel so literally and figuratively pre-programmed.
  7. Aug 2, 2022
    60
    Hold On Baby certainly has its hits, and Straus’ star power is no less evident even when the music doesn’t measure up. While her sophomore record is somewhat of a slump, King Princess’ talent still reigns.

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