In My Defense

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In My Defense
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2019[1]
Recorded2018–2019
Label
ProducerJ. White Did It (exec.)[2]
Iggy Azalea chronology
Survive the Summer
(2018)
In My Defense
(2019)
Singles from In My Defense
  1. "Sally Walker"
    Released: 15 March 2019
  2. "Started"
    Released: 3 May 2019

In My Defense is the upcoming second studio album by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It is set to release in June 2019[1] by Bad Dreams Records and Empire.[3] The album's lead single, "Sally Walker", was released on 15 March 2019[4], followed by the second single, "Started", on 3 May 2019.

Background[edit]

In early 2016, Azalea released "Team"[5], the intended lead single from her second studio album, then titled Digital Distortion. Several other songs were released throughout 2016, 2017 and 2018, including the singles "Mo Bounce", "Switch" and "Savior". In late 2017, Azalea announced that the album had been shelved completely[6] and she was working on a new record; shortly afterwards, it was announced that she had signed to Island Records. In mid-2018, Azalea released the extended play Survive the Summer, which included the RIAA-certified single, "Kream", featuring Tyga.[7] Several months after the EP's release, Azalea announced she had left Island Records and had become an independent unsigned artist.

In August 2018, Azalea expressed her anticipation to record her album on Twitter.[8] In November, Azalea signed a multi-million dollar distribution deal with Empire[9] after her departure from Island Records.[10][11][12][2] In February 2019, Azalea announced the first single release, "Sally Walker", with the single art makeup by internet personality James Charles. The single was released on 15 March 2019.[13][14] The second single titled "Started" and music video released on 3 May 2019.[15] Azalea also teased an upcoming collaboration with Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar on Twitter.

Confirmed tracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b @IGGYAZALEA (17 May 2019). "Album next month 🥵" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b @IGGYAZALEA (27 February 2019). "he executive produced the entire project!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Iggy Azalea Readies New Album 'In My Defense'". 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "New Music: Iggy Azalea – 'Sally Walker'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Iggy Azalea Says Next Single Is Titled 'Team'". Billboard. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Iggy Azalea Says the 'Digital Distortion' Rollout is Coming to an Abrupt End". Billboard. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Iggy Azalea's 'Survive The Summer' EP Is Here: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ @IGGYAZALEA (11 August 2018). "I can't wait to start recording my album - Life is so boring when I'm not in the studio. I need to get back into my routine" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Iggy Azalea Signs Multi-Year Partnership With EMPIRE". 20 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Iggy Azalea Parts Ways With Island Records: 'I'm Officially Unsigned!'". 3 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Iggy Azalea Claims She Inked a New Deal Worth $2.7 Million: 'I'm So Grateful'". 16 November 2018.
  12. ^ @JWhiteDidIT (19 February 2019). "@IGGYAZALEA got some 🔥🔥🔥 coming! I can't wait till y'all hear this new music! I'm extremely proud of her‼️" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "James Charles Turned Iggy Azalea Into a Drag Queen for Her New Single". 1 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Iggy Azalea set to drop 'Sally Walker'". 4 March 2019.
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/IGGYAZALEA/status/1119355965537542144?s=19
  16. ^ Mastrogiannis, Nicole (11 April 2019). "Iggy Azalea Talks "Sally Walker," Teases Songs on New Album 'In My Defense'". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e f "Iggy Azalea Talks "Started" + New Album - THAT'S A BOP!". Zachary Campbell (YouTube 26:10). 10 May 2019.