Azealia Banks Back to Releasing Music with ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’: Listen

By Marissa G. Muller

After a two-and-a-half year contract with Universal and no proper album to show for it after its recent end, Azealia Banks might finally be getting closer to releasing her full-length debut Broke with Expensive Taste – or  whatever she might be calling it now.

The rapper who’s made more headlines recently for feuds rather than her own music has just returned with a new single, “Heavy Metal and Reflective.”

Related: Azealia Banks Granted Release from Record Label

There’s nothing particularly heavy metal or reflective about the track, but it is a solid comeback for Banks. It has the same menacing feel of her early singles “212” and “Yung Rapunxel,” which isn’t coincidental — the latter song’s producer Lil Internet came up with the clapping, laser-streaked, bass-heavy beat  for this track as well.

Lyrically, Banks doesn’t get too specific though the  she does shout out the iconic ’90s digital toy Tamagotchi.

Last week, Banks teased the video for the track on her Instagram which takes on a different meaning of heavy metal and reflective with BMX bikes. Look for its release Aug. 5.


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