Warning: Iggy Azalea’s new song, “Change Your Life,” may literally change your life.
Before we get into Iggy Azalea’s new song, “Change Your Life” featuring T.I., let’s just take a sec to reflect on the year that she’s had: Not only did the MTV Artist To Watch make the impressive jump from rap-world obscurity to #InternetFamous status, but she also made the giant-ass leap to full-on mainstream success with tracks like “Work” and “Bounce.”
Like, Iggy’s touring with Beyoncé on “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour”’s Australian leg and is nominated for the Artist To Watch Moonman at this Sunday’s VMAs. Hmmmm, we’re just gonna go ahead and file the last 12 months of Iggy’s career under… HUGE. Really, if any artist knows what it means to truly “Change Your Life,” it’s Ms. Azalea.
Listen to Iggy Azalea’s “Change Your Life” featuring T.I. after the jump.
On the Messengers-produced track, the “Bounce” rapper sets her sight on a man, seducing the potential suitor with promises of taking him to the next level, i.e., “[adding] muscle to [his] hustle” so that they’ll be “eating crumpets with the sailors/ on acres without the neighbors.” Ah, yes, what self-made woman worth her salt doesn’t remember her first crumpet nibbled in the company of landed, neighbor-less sailors? And by that, we mean HUH? #Unclear #IsThisAnAustralianThing #Whateva #WeLoveIt
Even though the lyrics remind us of Beyoncé’s “Upgrade U,” the music’s pure Rihanna, specifically “Pour It Up.” The mantra-like chanting, the lilting effortless swagger — it’s all in here. Oh god, what if they did collab, or at least pose like #bebs in some kinda Instagram shoot together? IMAGINE. What would their team name be? Riggy? Igihanna? NOPE, WAIT: Iguhanna. We can’t. The end. TALK ABOUT LIFE-CHANGING. Plz make this happen, universe.
+ Listen to Iggy Azalea’s “Change Your Life” featuring T.I.
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