Stream Salem Ilese’s New Single “About a Breakup”

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Pop singer-songwriter Salem Ilese releases her new single “About a Breakup,” out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. This is the second pre-release single released ahead of her upcoming EP, (L)only Child, out May 21.

In “About a Breakup” Salem Ilese sings, “the world’s too fucked / to cry about a break up,” comparing her own personal sadness against that of the world around her. “It’s funny. I wrote this before quarantine and all that happened in 2020. At the time we were just talking about the devastating fires in Australia. Little did we know that was only the beginning,” she explains. 

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 upcoming EP, which is full of coming of age electro-pop anthems about self-acceptance and the social issues plaguing our world.

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