One of them is the Queen of the North, a singing sensation who has cast a spell on viewers at Eurovision and X Factor UK. The other is a queen of drag, known for her cutting humour and rather salty banter on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. And now Saara Aalto and Baga Chipz are coming together for the collaboration of the year.
The LGBTQ+ icons will drop “When The Sun Goes Down” this Friday. And honey, let’s just say that when it goes dark these gals light it up.
The official press release explains just how hot this offering is going to be.
“Europe’s answer to Gaga & Ariana, Saara and Baga have worked with producers Red Triangle who are behind some of the world’s hottest talent including Little Mix, David Guetta, Jason Derulo and One Direction.”
“Both stars have already seen major musical success with Saara’s smash pan-European hit ‘Monsters’ and her beautiful ballad ‘Dance Like Nobody’s Watching’ selected as Pride in London’s official song for 2019.”
“This will be Baga Chipz’s first release following her viral top 10 UK smash ‘Break Up (Bye Bye)’ as a member of The Frock Destroyers, who entered the record books as the first drag group to have a UK Top 40 hit single!
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“With Saara Aalto currently starring as Princess Anna in Disney Europe’s iconic Frozen and Frozen 2, plus having recently been nominated for two Finnish Grammy’s for her album ‘Wild Wild Wonderland’, and Baga Chipz recently announced for ITV2’s Celebrity Karaoke Club, these two queens are riding high and ready to take things to the next level.”
“The forthcoming glossy music video for ‘When the Sun Goes Down’ is set to be a queer pop culture classic. Directed by Samuel Douek, Sink The Pink’s go to and one of the British Fashion Awards’ recently announced New Wave Creatives, the video is an outrageous and gorgeous piece of art inspired by the iconic ‘In Bed with Madonna’.”
Baga Chipz collaborates with Saara Aalto
Last autumn, Ms Chipz competed in a singing challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK as part of the trio Frock Destroyers alongside rival queens Blu Hydrangea and Divina de Campo. Their track “Break Up Bye Bye” climbed to number three on the iTunes UK charts within hours of its release, moving ahead of the Selena Gomez comeback single “Lose You To Love Me” and Ariana Grande’s remix of Lizzo’s “Good As Hell”. Don’t call these queens bottoms — they were most definitely on top!
A petition the Frock Destroyers soon followed. Launched by RPDRUK and Eurovision fan Wolfgang, the petition — entitled “Frock Destroyers to Represent UK at Eurovision 2020” — cited the UK’s chequered history at the contest and the fabulosity the three kweens could bring.
“The UK has long suffered dreadful entries that are not a true representation of our country, providing dreadful results,” it said. “Recently we have seen one of the best things to happen to UK TV and Pop Music, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s very own Frock Destroyers smashing it with their song ‘Break Up (Bye Bye)’ currently in the top 3 of the UK charts.”
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