Iggy Azalea previews Digital Distortion
The Aussie rapper gives EW a behind-the-scenes look at her new album 'Digital Distortion,' out June 24
When Iggy Azalea started working on her second album, Digital Distortion, she came up with about 20 songs, scrapped them because they “didn’t really have a direction, there was nothing fresh about them,” and went back to working with D.R.U.G.S., the same team who produced her first acclaimed mixtape.
“I just felt like they really understood me so I went back to working with my friends,” she says. “It’s harder than my debut — more aggressive. It’s a little bit darker and moodier and there’s a bit more of a throwback to some of my older mixtape sounds. But it’s got electronic influences used in a rap way. My version of rap is alway always controversial.”
Digital Distortion also includes a love song, a rare move for Azalea. “It’s the one song I did that’s lovey because [fiancé] Nick [Young] was like, ‘You don’t have any love songs. I don’t exist,'” she says. “I usually do break-up ‘I hate you songs,’ but I’m getting married so I can’t write those anymore.”