Every queen needs their crown, and Citizen Queen finds theirs in “Call Me Queen,” the new video for the vocal quintet’s first original song. “Call Me Queen” is the evolution of the female power anthem, a celebration of every woman’s strengths and complexities. The video for “Call Me Queen” encapsulates these feminine multitudes, as the group – Kaedi Dalley, Hannah Mrozak, Cora Isabel, Nina Nelson, and Kaylah Sharve’ – proves that they’re sexy enough to rock lingerie, edgy enough to drop a self-affirming verse, and clever enough to pull off a bank heist.
‘Call Me Queen’ is about demanding attention and respect, something Citizen Queen is continually learning the importance of as women,” Nina shares EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife. “The beat, lyrics, and attitude make ‘Call Me Queen’ an important anthem about finding your inner strength and harnessing that power. We hope this resonates with our amazing fans and people everywhere.”
If this is an introduction, the world should be excited for what’s next from Citizen Queen. Formed in 2018 when Pentatonix’ Scott Hoying and the acapella group’s creators decided to put together a new band, Citizen Queen started building a buzz online with YouTube covers. One particular video, 2019’s “Evolution of Girl Groups,” took off, and as of now, it has over 20 million views. It’s easy to see why.
Over the course of six minutes, Citizen Queen covers the history of “girl groups,” seamlessly weaving together such iconic tracks as The Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman,” Sister Sledges’ “We Are Family,” TLC’s “Waterfalls,” The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and selections from Danity Kane, Little Mix, and Fifth Harmony. With such reverence towards the past, it’s easy to say that Citizen Queen is the future of the girl-group.
“To be a queen is to be regal, of a certain status, revered. But why must that term be so unattainable?” Nina said in an interview with Diandra Reviews. “I was speaking with my mom, one day, and realized that she is a queen in my life, an amazing role model; maybe, in some ways, I am a queen too. So we wanted to democratize the term. What makes you a queen every day? What makes you great, how do you step into your own power for those around you to see? Everybody is a queen in their own right; hence the name, Citizen Queen.”