Conrad Duncan in awe of Sharon Van Etten at the InstituteWritten by Conrad Duncan on 23rd January 2015
Single Review: Azealia Banks – Aquababe
Foul-mouthed Banks jumps on Machinedrum’s remix for Eprom’s ‘Regis Chillbin’ and returns with another attitude-fuelled anthem putting ‘public pool b*****s...
Foul-mouthed Banks jumps on Machinedrum’s remix for Eprom’s 'Regis Chillbin' and returns with another attitude-fuelled anthem putting 'public pool b*****s' in places they’ve never seen before. The second from her Fantasea mixtape, dropping July 4th, Banks steps away from viral club pleaser '212' and mashes synthesized underwater rave, elusive bubble sounds and tonnes of her notoriously cutting, profane lyrics.
Banks diminishes those tiresome comparisons to Nicky Minaj/Missy Elliot/any other female rapper around, and establishes herself as an innovative lyricist, where no two tracks ever sound alike. She never fails to deliver, even if there are reverberating whale sounds for the first 30 seconds…oh Azealia, I wish I was as cool as you.