Azealia Banks released her house-tinged “Anna Wintour” today (April 6), the latest single off her long-teased project Fantasea II: The Second Wave. The track is vastly different from Banks’ other work and plays out like an eerie underground dance song.
“This song was written to embody the feeling felt when you connect with the universe,” Banks said in a press release. That’s directly evidenced in her lyrics: “I’m so cold, I’m so grown, I’m so real life/ As the valley fills with darkness, shadows chase and run around (I can make them stop for me).”
The track is a follow-up to her single “Movin On Up.” In a now-deleted Instagram post, Banks originally tried to recruit Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls and Nicki Minaj for “Anna Wintour,” although neither of them seemed to take interest.
Fantasea 2: The Second Wave still has no release date, but judging by the sounds of both singles, Banks plans on taking this album in a house-inspired direction.
Check out the song below:
Anna Wintour – Press Shot . : I wrote this song about finding myself and finding God. Not at all specific to any religion, this song was written to embody the feeling felt when you connect with the universe. Sometime we feel afraid to take chances that will bring us out of our comfort zone’s and it’s always in those moments that God finds you and let’s you know that you are exactly in the right place .. at the right time. I am and have been since the age of 12, very inspired by @stacieorrico’s work on her self-titled debut (also executive produced by @harveymasonjr). Her ability to craft songs which teeter along the lines of Gospel/Christian Pop/Pop , is something that inspires me so much. My choice to name this song “Anna Wintour” is telling; I relate to Anna Wintour So much as a strong, powerful and larger than life soul in a petite, tidy and feminine body. While others may see Anna as intimidating , I see a woman who was born into this world with an absolute certainty about her place in it. She is a master of masters..like the life path number 11. A woman with an abundance of personal power who influences and defines the world around her. In my case, having such power can lead to self-indulgences. Meaning, i can become so consumed with a power and an ability to affect the world, that I may have forgotten or in fact – may have never learned to use my power to influence and define myself! This song is one of praise, liberation… as well as a kunty stunt. I pray you all have as much fun listening to it as I had creating it. Artist: Azealia Banks Genre: Dance/Pop/Hip-Hop Produced by : @juniorsanchezofficial Executive production: @harveymasonjr Engineer: Andrew Hey and Paul Falcone Performed by: Azealia Amanda Banks p/k/a Azealia Banks. Lyrics: Azealia Banks, Eugenio Sanchez, Dorian Strickland, Kevin James, “Shug”. Management: Azealia Banks A&R: @williamrobillardcole Released via exclusive license to: @eone_music Copyright Azealia Banks 2018.