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Single Review: Beauty Queen by Trophy Wife

Released on March 27th of this year, Trophy Wife’s second single “Beauty Queen” is is a groovy way of making a statement. The background guitar and drum beat gives the song chill dance vibes while the lyrics make a point about female beauty standards. The song makes a point about how much value is placed on one’s looks with the repeating chorus “It what they see.”

Ruby Smyth, who is the face and lead singer of Trophy Wife, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. In 2019, she launched her own record label Trophy House as an imprint of Full Moon Productions. Currently, in her final year of college in Dublin, Smyth is working on putting together a band with friends and other young Irish musicians. They were planning to begin touring in the spring/summer of this year but will have to reschedule due to the COVID-19 outbreaks.

In both of Trophy Wife’s released singles, “Birthday” and “Beauty Queen”, are influenced by a diverse number of sonic and aesthetic palettes with inspiration for numerous genres and artists. With aspects of jazz, pop, and even classic rock, Trophy Wife fits perfectly with current popular artists such as King Princess, Clairo, and MUNA.

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