Azealia Banks, opening show of Life Ball 2013 at the city hall of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Photo by Manfred Werner.
It looks like rapper Azealia Banks is wasting no time in sharing new music since parting ways with her label.
Released yesterday, “Heavy Metal and Reflective” is in the same style as her previous single “Yung Rapunxel” with a unique beat and a hypnotic, almost monotonous flow. Produced by Lil Internet, the song is an eclectic mix of echoing synths and samples that sound as if they were taken directly from a movie. In typical Banks fashion, the lyrics bounce from her calling herself the head bitch to odd phrases about traveling to Japan and buying Tamagotchis.
The controversial star released “Heavy Metal and Reflective” to applause from fans who were worried it might take some time for fresh tunes to come out. It’s been less than a month since Banks left Interscope, though she had been very open about her desire to leave the label for months. When it was made official, the hip-hop star celebrated, tweeting “IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!!!” and “I’m gonna have a fresh start. I’m so excited!!!!”
The song is available now through “Azealia Banks Records” (AKA her), and is expected to be on her full length debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, which still doesn’t have an official release date.