Mikaela Straus caught the bug from her father Oliver, whose New York studio has Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and The National for clients. His daughter received a thorough musical education. She knows all about recording equipment, plays a number of instruments and knows the ins and outs of the music industry. Straus turned down Virgin Records at the age of eleven. Too soon. Many years later she opted for Zelig, the label run by successful producer and pop king Mark Ronson. Her 2018 opening gambit, ‘1950’, blew up and has so far received 600 million streams. King Princess comes to Werchter with her second album ‘Hold On Baby’ (2022) in her back pocket. The final song is dedicated to Taylor Hawkins, the late Foo Fighters drummer. His appearance on ‘Let Us Die’ was one of his final recordings.