Fresh Off Collaborating With Beyonce on 'Formation,' Big Freedia Premieres New Single 'I Heard': Exclusive

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Rick Olivier

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Shortly after her appearance on Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Big Freedia is sharing her newest single “I Heard” from her forthcoming 2016 summer album. 

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“I Heard” finds Big Freedia melding her New Orleans bounce roots with a little bit of a pop sensibility. In true bounce fashion, “I Heard” features the call-and-response characteristic of the genre against a slightly more melodious, drawn-out chorus. As always, “I Heard” shines with her ebullient charisma.  

The Fuse TV reality star discloses that the buoyant track is really about the fans. “‘I Heard’ was inspired by all my fans who check for me all over the world,” Big Freedia tells Billboard. “I say, ‘I heard you were lookin’ for me.’…. The song will be on my new album, coming this summer!”

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Listen to Big Freedia’s single “I Heard” below, which Billboard is premiering exclusively.