Azalea was working on an album titled Digital Distortion for much of 2017, which she scrapped in November in favor of the six-pack Surviving the Summer, which is due Friday. A fresh deal was cut with Island and a new single, the Quavo-assisted "Savior," dropped in February. Surviving the Summer follows her 2014 release, Reclassified, a reissue of her top three Billboard 200 debut The New Classic.
"Kream," which samples Wu-Tang Clan's legendary 1993 song "C.R.E.A.M.," is a similarly spare, slow-bounce track that references both punk icon Sid Vicious and model Bella Hadid in the lines, "Keep that energy, gon' up that Hennessy (ass)/ I need my bag quickly/ Separate 6 degrees, bitches said they know me/ Sex pistols, Sid Vicious, what you want is horny/ Hit me on my cash app, check it in the morning/ Cash, in this bitch shinin'/ Dressed in designer, she could get heightening/ And it's perfect timing, dream with the tanny/ Bella Hadid, homie could get it," before dropping into the blunt bridge "Ass/ Cash, cash/ Ass, bags/ Bag/ Cash rules everything around me."
Four years after the release of The New Classic, Azalea has been teasing the Summer EP for the past week, posting a series of images from what appears to be the "Kream" video and the sultry album cover, a nod to Janet Jackson's iconic 1993 Rolling Stone magazine cover. The posts tease a July 6 release date for the EP.
Listen to them below and check out the EP teasers.