When Iggy Azalea and Nick Young called off their engagement in June, the breakup didn’t just rock the rapper’s love life — it messed with her work, too, and the release of her next album, Digital Distortion.
In a revealing chat with People, Azalea was candid about why she went back to the drawing board for the follow-up to 2014’s “Fancy’-wielding The New Classic: “I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiancé is having a baby with someone else, you’re going to need some time, right?”
It isn’t all about healing and recuperating from heartbreak, either: Azalea is very clear about the fact that she was writing songs about certain subjects when she was in a relationship, and now that she’s single, her music will be touching on themes that are relevant to her that weren’t when she had a ring on her finger.
“I just kind of felt like, on top of me needing the personal time, then feeling, ‘OK, I’m single now. I want to have sexy songs. I want to say stuff about being single,’” she continued. “I obviously didn’t write that on my album because when I wrote it I was about to get married … I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled.”
Digital Distortion is now scheduled for a January 2017 release, and Azalea is keeping herself busy with a judging stint on the Aussie edition of The X Factor — and presumably writing those “sexy songs” about the single life she’s embracing.