Iggy Azalea Releases Summer Hit Contender ‘Switch’ for the Woman ‘In Control’
Let the race for song of summer officially begin: Iggy Azalea is coming out of the gates strong.
The rapper, whose Digital Distortion is…maybe dropping soon?…unveiled her brand new single “Switch” today (May 19), a club-ready collaboration with Anitta that’s eagerly inviting anyone within earshot to head straight to the dancefloor.
The song, which pairs lightning-quick verses with breezy Latin production, might fire off a sexually charged euphemism or two (“You can get it from the inside out
No hands, you can put it in your mouth,” Iggy spits at one point), but the rapper told People the song is primarily a battle cry for women.
“I wanted to make a song that could be fun to dance to, but the lyrics when you really listen to them are very powerful,” she said, adding “it’s not a victimized sexualization” but, on the contrary, more a matter of “a woman being in control of what I want to do and when I want to go and when I want to stop.”
Azalea added that Anitta’s feature seemed like a natural fit.
“[The song] has that tropical vibe and a Latin flavor people are really enjoying right now,” she said. “I wanted to find the perfect girl who already had that kind of style and as soon as I saw her videos on YouTube, I was like ‘This is the perfect person!’ She’s very unapologetic and strong but super feminine. We clicked straight away.”
And while the “Switch” video’s still awaiting release, Azalea insists it’ll be worth the wait, and says the production will be a nod to clips from yesteryear.
“It’s sort of this fantasy safari of badass women,” she said. “Some of the stuff I would see back on camera and think to myself, ‘Wow, this must seem like it’s all green-screen,’ but it’s really happening! I feel really nostalgic thinking about the music videos I liked as a child and not knowing how much was reality or what was computer-generated. I want to be able to give that to the kids and adults of my generation.”
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