Iggy Azalea is ready to get personal. Following the release of her Quavo-assisted single “Savior,” the Australian MC revealed the message behind the song and how it relates to the rest of her sophomore album Surviving the Summer.
“‘Savior’ is a pretty personal song,” explained Iggy during an interview with iHeartRadio. “It’s more personal than I think my fans would be used to hearing from me. Usually, I’ll do a collaboration that’s more fun and upbeat, the kind of thing you can run to in the gym.
“This is still something you can have fun to, but I wrote it in a real heavy period in my life, where I had a lot of changes that had happened overnight,” she added. “I had had a big breakup. My career wasn’t going well. I found my time in a space where everything I was used to…had abruptly stopped. I didn’t know how to get my life back together.”
“Savior” is just one of the songs set for Surviving the Summer, the follow-up to 2014’s The New Classic. According to the 27-year-old MC, it’s a sign of things to come and part of a much bigger storyline.
“You can expect more honesty from me and my records,” she said. “I still have fun ups and downs and stuff, but the whole point of my record, as a whole, is the turbulence you go through in summer, when you’ve just experienced a big breakup. It’s a lot of highs and a lot of burnouts. My record is that juxtaposition. ‘Savior’ sets the scene. This is day one. This is where I was at. Then moving along from there, this is what happened to me and what I went through.”
“Savior” appeared as the soundtrack to a Monster Products Super Bowl commercial, which featured Azalea alongside Yo Gotti, Poo Bear, Joey Fatone, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.