Contemporary from her gorgeous look on ‘Canada Drag Race,’ bop songstress RALPH takes us on a experience together with her cowl of Jennifer Paige’s ‘Crush,’ and she or he shares with us why this track holds a particular place in her coronary heart.

Get able to have a brand new summer season “crush.” RALPH, the singer who has been lighting up dance flooring and making hearts swoon since 2015, has simply launched her cowl of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 hit, “Crush,” and it’s your new summer season jam. Whereas it nonetheless retains a touch of the sultriness that made the unique a success, RALPH updates it for 2020, delivering her personal taste of dance-pop brilliance to seize the exact feeling — that sparkly, energetic, bubbly feeling – of falling in love. If that wasn’t sufficient, RALPHhas launched an animated video for the monitor, one which harkens again to her personal childhood. Because it seems, Jennifer Paige’s monitor is moderately near-and-dear to RALPH’s origin story.

“I had a very cool-girl babysitter once I was 10,” she tells MeSlop EXCLUSIVELY. “She was a singer and took me for my first manicure and confirmed me all the most effective pop songs. I bear in mind her enjoying ‘Crush’ whereas we had been driving in her little VW convertible, and I’ve cherished the track ever since. It’s going to eternally remind me of being an excited pre-teen who has simply began idolizing highly effective girls and pop.”

Singer RALPH. Keep in mind, All Caps once you spell the lady’s title (Mariah Hamilton)

The video was dropped at life by artist Amika Cooper (aka blackpowerbarbie.) She stated that the “Crush” video was an “ode to how magical it was to be a pre-teen within the early 2000s. I wished to discover a option to depict the type of fever dream you’ll enter whereas sitting in your room, studying teen magazines and listening to your favourite pop stars and simply being swept up within the fantasy of pop music.” She additionally stated that RALPH’s music “takes me again to that place, and I hoped this video can be the right alternative to have a good time that.”

“Crush” comes after RALPH’s single, “Superbloom,” the primary single on her new label, Wealthy Man Information. The title comes from a well-known Cher quote (“My mother stated to me, ‘You know sweetheart, sooner or later you need to cool down and marry a wealthy man.’ And I stated, ‘Mother, I’m a wealthy man.’”) and that appreciation of self-made success and female energy reveals why RALPH is an icon-in-the-making. In 2018, she dropped her album, A Good Woman, and final 12 months, she put out her Flashbacks & Fantasies EP.

It’s RALPH’s world and we’re simply residing in it (Mariah Hamilton)

So, it shouldn’t be any shock that when the queens of the inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race wanted some assist with a rap battle problem, they referred to as the Toronto native for some recommendation. It was nice. It was such a tremendous expertise,” she instructed NewNowNext. “I believe with Drag Race… I simply love the present. Anybody watching, I believe, begins to know what a difficult and complicated job it’s to do drag. I’m simply so in awe of how insanely proficient, in so many components, you need to be, to be the primary drag queen.”

RALPH’s “Crush” is out now.