Iggy Azalea’s long-awaited sophomore album Digital Distortion finally has a release date.
During an interview with the “Zach Sang Show,” the Australian rapper revealed that the follow-up to 2014’s The New Classic will be released on June 30. Elsewhere in the interview, I-G-G-Y provided some background on the LP’s latest single, “Switch.”
“‘Switch’ is a song I recorded back in early August and I loved it,” she said. “I couldn’t think of who should sing on this song with me because I just really wanted to bring another female energy. I didn’t really have any female collaborations yet on my album and I think people really enjoy me collaborating with other women and I wanted to make sure that I still did that.”
That’s when one of Iggy’s friends suggested Anitta for the track. Once Iggy looked the Brazilian pop star up on YouTube, she was floored. “So I hit her up and asked if she would be interested in doing the song and it just kind of worked out perfectly,” she said. “Now, I’m in the middle of summer and I think it’s a pretty cool summer song.”
During the interview, Iggy was also asked if she’s still looking for “acceptance from the hip-hop community.”
“No,” she said. “I really don’t feel I ever was. It would be lovely to have any acceptance from them. It’s really great. It’s not like I’m not looking for it because I don’t feel they’re not important or influential. They’re very influential in the things that I do and growing up, I’m a hip-hop fan, but for me, I just feel like I’m trying to do something else.
“I like to blend musical styles,” she added. “I’m not necessarily looking to be that hip-hop head or to make that traditional rap music. Maybe if I was, I would care a lot more about validation from that particular style, but I’m not really looking for validation from any particular group of music, whether it be pop, electronic, or rap music. I don’t really care. I just want to make good music that people like to listen to.”
Featuring YG, French Montana, and Lil Uzi Vert, Digital Distortion is due June 30.