Iggy Azalea Has A Song With Jungle Noises On Her Debut
Iggy Azalea’s highly anticipated Island Def Jam debut The New Classic was originally scheduled to be released in October. However, in a recent interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, she revealed her album has been pushed back until next year. "The official date? Fucked if I know!" she explained. "It's done, it's so depressing to say this but it's the beginning of March, it's so far away but I just have to accept that."
We’re sure Iggy’s fans wished for a different scenario, but the 23-year-old Aussie native has kept expectations for the record high with infectious singles like the anthemic “Change Your Life” featuring T.I. and the aspirational “Work.” It’s clear from those tracks she’s ready to reveal more of herself, experimenting with different topics and sounds that fit her eclectic tastes. Last month, we caught up with Iggy before she heads on the Australia leg of Beyoncé’s ‘The Mrs Carter Show World Tour’ to get a preview of The New Classic. The majority of the production is handled by The Invisible Men, the relatively new to hip-hop production team that's previously worked with Jessie J and Rita Ora. Here, Iggy breaks down selected tracks, from the house-inspired “New Bitch” to the frantic jungle noises appearing on "Monkey.” Stay tuned. —Eric Diep