“Mo bounce in the motha f---in’ house.”
A year ago, Iggy Azalea was ready to release Digital Distortion. She says every song off the first installment was mixed and mastered, but it didn't reflect who she was anymore following a breakup with ex-fiance Nick Young after finding out he was unfaithful (and subsequently impregnated his ex-girlfriend) and some other life changes.
As she put it to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Iggy started from scratch. “I promise you I had my whole record down and I scrapped the entire thing,” she says. “It was good stuff, it’s not even that it was bad!” She adds “Team” will still make the cut. “I just had a lot of life changes right before I was supposed to drop my album, and I thought, ‘you know what? This is no longer reflective of what I want to say or what I want to talk about or who I am.’”
As it stands, Digital Distortion has a better vibe and energy. "I think the first album that I scrapped was very aggressive and very angry and abrasive. That's how I felt at the time." She credits that to the constant controversy she found herself in. "Time has passed. Time heals all sometimes... I'm happy."
In the same chat, Iggy premiered her new song "Mo Bounce," which she agrees does lean more towards the aggressive side despite her upbeat attitude. “Mo bounce in the motha f---in’ house,” she raps over a frenetic beat before furiously repeating the word bounce. "Mo Bounce" is produced by Stereotypes, who crafted Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like”, as well as and electro/hip-hop group Far East Movement. It's a serious banger and a reintroduction of sorts; "Team" didn't make waves like some of her previous works had. "Mo Bounce" will pick up the slack.