Well, Iggy Azalea sure has treated us this week, we’ve got two brand new songs that we currently have on rotation, and a stunning music video that accompanies one of the tracks. The official single is titled “Kream” and features Tyga, whereas the promotional track for her new EP – which is called Survive The Summer – is titled “Tokyo Snow Trip”.
For those of you who don’t know who Iggy Azalea is, please come out from under that rock you are hiding under. She’s one of the biggest female rappers about at the moment, who has released plenty of hits including US number one single “Fancy” which featured Charli XCX. She also made it to the top in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand charts by featuring on Ariana Grande’s song “Problem”. She’s been teasing a new album, titled Digital Distortion, however, it seems to have been cancelled, and in its place is this upcoming EP titled Survive The Summer, which will be released in August.
The two new songs give us two different sides to Iggy Azalea, her song “Kream” is reminiscent of “Mo Bounce” – especially with the music video that was dropped which is featuring a lot of booty-shaking and twerking. Tyga doesn’t do a lot in the visual but he adds to the song brilliantly and it was definitely the perfect team-up. As for “Tokyo Snow Trip”, it’s hard rap at its best and takes a couple of plays before you fully love it but it really shows that Iggy Azalea deserves her place in the music industry.
The official single release, “Kream (feat. Tyga)” contains an interpolation from Wu Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” hence why there has been a lot of songwriters credited, which are Amethyst Kelly (Iggy Azalea), Ronald Spence Jr., Michael Stevenson, Nima Jahanbin, Paimon Jahanbin, Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Russell Jones, Gary Grice, Clifford Smith, Robert Diggs, Dennis Coles, Jason Hunter, Corey Woods, and Lamont Hawkins. The music video has been directed by Colin Tilley. As for “Tokyo Snow Trip” – which reminds us of the third film in the Fast And Furious franchise titled Tokyo Drift (fun fact: Iggy Azalea appeared in the seventh film) – it has been written by Amethyst Kelly and Joseph Epperson.
Watch The Music Video To Iggy Azalea’s New Single “Kream” Featuring Tyga Here:
This music video, before we comment on the visual, was delayed slightly due to something Iggy Azalea called “Ovengate”. According to a tweet that has since been deleted, she stated about people suing over kitchen utensils; we don’t know the full story but one can guess from just watching this music video.
The visual reminds us a lot of “Mo Bounce” purely because of all the booty-shaking and twerking going on in the video, whilst Tyga admires throughout. There’s a lot of neon lighting and a tonne of effects used in this visual which certainly makes it an even better viewing experience, and we suppose it does relate to the song since she is singing about “cash” and “ass” and not much else. We also see a lot of money around especially in the oven.
As for the song itself, it’s a pure banger and really allows Iggy Azalea to bring it. This is the sort of songs we love from her, it may not be pop/rap and it may not hit the charts hard, but this is pure Iggy Azalea in every single way, and fans from her early years will love this completely. They’re also going to love “Tokyo Snow Trip”.
This promotional single is a haunting rap track with killer whispers from Iggy Azalea and a simple backing track. It’s rhythmically groovy whilst reminding us of her first EPs and mixtapes, only with a 2018 spin. It’s quite the leading track and will come before “Kream” on the EP, which sure is interesting. We can’t wait for the rest of the songs.
Stream Iggy Azalea’s “Tokyo Snow Trip” On Spotify Here:
Both “Kream” and “Tokyo Snow Trip” is available to download and stream right now, released on Island Records. Her Survive The Summer EP is expected to be released on 3 August 2018.