Photo by Adela Loconte
Ever since we first heard that mangled horn in 212
we’ve been waiting for Azealia Banks
to give us a full-length debut. Our wish came in the form of Broke With Expensive Taste
, originally set for a September 2012 release, but it was postponed. And postponed. It’s now scheduled to arrive at the start of 2014. Maybe.
To keep the allure alive, Banks has released a new track, Count Contessa,
which will not
be part of her full-length, but rather a mixtape, Fantasea II: The Second Wave
, scheduled to drop next July. The track brings her single Liquorice,
to mind, but that could be because it also features Banks’s cocky monotone laid over a scratchy synth and hurried, paranoid beats. Listen in below, and keep in mind, it may be all you have to get you to 2014.