Review: Iggy Azalea 'Change Your Life' featuring T.I. [VIDEO]
Following her booming Bollywood outing in "Bounce," Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea turns it up a few notches in the stylish, sleek and very sexy video for her new single "Change Your Life" that features her mentor T.I. Inspired by the movie Showgirls, the video shows Iggy sassing up the scene with a non-stop parade of sexy looks and spitfire rhymes that perfectly amplify her unique brand of hip hop. (And yes, those cops in the video are real Las Vegas policemen, not actors.)
"Change Your Life" is taken from Iggy's forthcoming debut album The New Classic that is expected to be released worldwide later this fall. It's a record that's been long in the making and is a culmination of Iggy's hard to work and perseverance to take it from small-town Australia to the top of the global rap charts via Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles and London. Always straight up and to the point, the lyrics of "Change Your Life" express some of the experiences that drive her passion and ambition. "I'm a new classic/upgrade your status," she raps. "From a standby to frequent flyer."
Iggy adds in the song's bridge some words of wisdom that gets right to the core sentiment of the song "Have you ever wished your life would change? Woke up and your lived your dreams," she raps. "I'll show you my way. I got that good-good."
I chatted with Iggy Azalea during my most recent ARTIST#TALK live interview event in London and she spoke frankly about her struggle to find her place in the hip hop scene as an outsider. But taking "if it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger," close to heart, the countless curveballs that were thrown at her helped her find her voice and tune her talent. The result is that she's not only a formidable rapper but also a well-respected artist who who brings genuine talent to the table (regardless of how much skin she shows).
Iggy admitted that "Change Your Life" is one of the most poppiest moments on the album (alongside "Bounce"). She even decided to sing for the first time on "Change Your Life" to give the track some extra shine and sizzle.
The digital and physical release of "Change Your Life" will also include additional tracks and remixes. Tracks include "Change Your Life" featuring T.I., "Work," "Bounce," "Work" featuring Wale, "Change Your Life" (Shift Key Remix) and "Change Your Life" (Wideboys Remix). Iggy is set to join Beyoncé for three weeks on “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” of Iggy’s native Australia in October-November.
"Change Your Life" by Iggy Azalea feat. T.I. (Island Records/Def Jam)
Written by Iggy Azalea and T.I.
Produced The Messengers by
Directed by Jonas & Francois
Styling by Alejandra Hernandez
September 11, 2013 | Permalink