Azealia Banks continues to gear up for the release of her sophomore album, Fatasea II: The Second Wave, and on Friday (April 6), the New York rapper drops her dance floor-ready anthem, “Anna Wintour.”
Named after the Vogue editor-in-chief, the Junior Sanchez-produced track finds Banks singing and rapping over an uptempo house beat. “Just take notes, stay on top like halos/Make pesos most of these bitches is my clones/You new puss, this catwalk is my throne/I’m penthouse, you’re trap house and rhinestones,” Banks raps.
Along with hard-hitting verses, Banks also showcases her vocals on the track, singing, “Now I feel in love babe/I really know that your love is enough and I’m/So lucky you found me in the day, I needed love/Now I feel in love babe, everywhere you are.”
In February, Banks revealed the tracklist for her upcoming project, which includes guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Jamie Hince, NewBody and more. Spice Girls member Mel B was originally included on the tracklist and was supposed to be featured on “Anna Wintour” but was unable to record her vocals.
In July, XXL caught up with the Harlem rapper and asked her to describe the music she is making today. “I can feel myself maturing as a woman,” she said. I can feel myself becoming like my mother, in a sense. I can feel all of her tastes. All of the tastes she had when I was really young… I can feel myself appreciating all of those now.”
Listen to “Anna Wintour” below.
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