Single Review: Britney Spears x Iggy Azalea, ‘Pretty Girls’

Britney-Spears-and-Iggy-Azalea-cover-for-the-duos-Pretty-Girls-collaborationPictures surfaced of a video shoot for Britney Spears upcoming single featuring Iggy Azalea that was to be titled ‘Pretty Girls.’ The pictures were quite interesting based off the tacky attire. Well fans waiting for a Britney comeback get their wish as the track has surfaced and that means that the video has to be on its way.

Britney hasn’t released any new music since Britney Jean in 2013. That album spawned the chart topper ‘Work Bitch.’ What couldve been a sure comeback didn’t get much buzz past that single. Her album before that, 2011s Femme Fatale had more buzz with hits: ‘Hold It Against Me,’ ‘Till The World Ends,’ and ‘I Wanna Go.’ Well she’s back and is teaming up with 2014 superstar Iggy Azalea. The track could be a huge smash or a flop. I wasn’t expecting much from it, but I’m impressed from what I’ve heard.

When the track began I instantly thought Gwen Stefani. Speaking of, both she and Fergie had less than stellar comebacks. The tone that Britney said the hook to the song over the beat reminded me of ‘Hollaback Girl.’ Not musically, just how it was said. The beat switched up a little bit as the song went on, but I’m not the biggest fan of it. It sounded more promising in the beginning of the song.

The lyrics are suitable and catchy enough for me to sing along to.

All around the world, pretty girls
Jump the line, to the front
Do what we like, get what we want
We’re just so pretty!

How could you not keep up with lyrics like that? Britney goes on to sing about how the predictable men are and how amazing women are. Guys have the same rotation and chase the “pretty girls” (pun intended). The lyrics are pretty basic, but this is a radio friendly song so they don’t need to be complex.

Iggy merges 3 tracks: ‘Killing Me Softly,’ ‘One More Chance,’ and ‘…Baby One More Time’ in her rhymes. She’s pretty clever in her raps although people just slaughter her on social media. Her bars worked and fit the flow of the song. I’m interested in hearing some new solo music from Iggy Igz.

Don’t expect to see Britney performing this track full out anytime soon since she’s currently injured due to a slip during her Vegas residency. As for fans that have yet to see her, she’s extended her show, Britney: Piece of Me, for an additional three months.

Listen to the track below:

Video Review: Iggy Azalea x Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’

IMG_3562.JPGWhile I am usually a huge fan of Iggy Azalea videos, this one has to be my least favorite. There have been pictures circulating for weeks for ‘Black Widow’ and the snippet that was released did not match that of the video. There’s no surprise that it had a Kill Bill theme, but being that Iggy is all for themes the video should’ve been just that. The diner scene in the beginning reminded me a lot of Lady Gaga’s, ‘Telephone’. In fact, the videos are very similar in using the Kill Bill theme as the truck from Kill Bill was used in ‘Telephone’.

Although the video was nicely put together, it did nothing for me. I get what they were going for, but it was really nothing spectacular to me. It was just a little bland. I know there was action and that’s a different side of Iggy, but she has better videos.

Be sure to catch her LIVE on the VMAs with Rita Ora when they perform ‘Black Widow’ on 8.24.Check out the video below:

Album Review: The New Classic (Deluxe Edition)

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After months and what seems what years of a delay, Iggy Azalea has released her debut album The New Classic. Is her debut to be considered classic? I wouldn’t necessarily call it that, but I am pleased with the content on it although some of it was redundant. Let’s get into my top 5 (in no particular order):

  • ‘Black Widow’ (feat. Rita Ora)
  • ‘Bounce’
  • ‘Fancy’ (Charli XCX)
  • ‘Rolex’
  • ‘Work’

If I had to choose ONE song as my favorite it would come down to ‘Fancy’. I know a lot of songs I chose were songs she’s previously released, minus ‘Rolex’, but there really hasn’t been an Iggy song released that I haven’t liked. Well I lied, her collab with Keyshia Cole (‘I’m Coming Out’) was horrid. Moving on I liked the flow of the album. She talks life, love, and how fab she is which is what you would expect. Lyrically songs did sound similar, lyrically, such as ‘Don’t Need Y’all’, ‘Walk the Line’, and ‘Work’.

‘Rolex’ is one of my favorites because lyrically I love a song when an artist talks about a past love. In this case Iggy was speaking of her ex, A$AP Rocky.

I got you tatted / You took off before the ink dried on my hand.

Incase you didn’t know, Iggy used to have a tattoo of A$VP on the outside of her left pinky finger. Out of all the songs that are on the album I feel that this one is most personal.

Overall I think this album is a great debut. I am really impressed and have become a HUGE fan of Iggy Azalea. Again as far as this being a classic, eh I’m not sure about that. She’s come a LONG way within a year and I’m glad that her debut did not get swept under the rug. ‘Fancy’ is what capitalized on her career and it’s a song that works with her voice. I absolutely love it. Take a listen to the album below (via Spotify):