EW.com: When Iggy Azalea started working on her second album, Digital Distortion, she came up with about 20 songs, scrapped them because they â€œdidnâ€™t really have a direction, there was nothing fresh about them,â€ and went back to working with D.R.U.G.S., the same team who produced her first acclaimed mixtape.
â€œI just felt like they really understood me so I went back to working with my friends,â€ she says. â€œItâ€™s harder than my debut â€” more aggressive. Itâ€™s a little bit darker and moodier and thereâ€™s a bit more of a throwback to some of my older mixtape sounds. But itâ€™s got electronic influences used in a rap way. My version of rap is alway always controversial.â€
Digital Distortion also includes a love song, a rare move for Azalea. â€œItâ€™s the one song I did thatâ€™s lovey because [fiancÃ©] Nick [Young] was like, â€˜You donâ€™t have any love songs. I donâ€™t exist,â€™â€ she says. â€œI usually do break-up â€˜I hate you songs,â€™ but Iâ€™m getting married so I canâ€™t write those anymore.â€
After more than a year of making headlines for online tiffs with Talib Kweli and Azealia Banks, Azalea titled her album with specific care: â€œThis album isnâ€™t about Twitter battles. Itâ€™s about the way other people can distort your character and having the power through technology to do that.â€
According to listing from Iggy Azalea’s label, her next album, “Digital Distortion”, is set to drop on June 10th.
Although the rapper has denied this information via her Twitter, her label hasn’t commented anything and continues listing the record for the said release date.
Meanwhile, the album’s first single, “Team”, has just recently caught a #42 peak on The Billboard Hot 100, the most important singles chart for the United States.
Billboard: Iggy Azalea is putting behind her a year she would â€œmemory-eraseâ€ by releasing a new tune, “Team,” the lead single of her sophomore set “Digital Distortion”.
“Team” is the Aussie rapperâ€™s first new music since “Pretty Girls,” her collab with Britney Spears which dropped in May 2015. The electro hip-hop track dropped this morning on iTunes and will earn its first public performance when Azalea appears next week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“Keep on pushing, like a dealer/ Keep on shooting, Reggie Miller/Go and give ’em all the finger/You gotta set the score right, call it Hans Zimmer,” she raps in “Team”. Watch the lyric video below.