Recently the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, delivered the video for her unreleased track, “Rent.” The twerk-inducing, high octane cut is Freedia’s first offering from her forthcoming EP, ‘Third Ward Bounce,’ announced today for a June 1st release via Asylum Records. As the visual has been causing a Frenzy, I had to bring it direct for us to enjoy!
“The track is about those people who live rent-free in your head, heart, and soul,” says Big Freedia. “We all have those friends who take and take and don’t contribute anything back—this track is for them. Pay your rent!”
In addition to her continued US run and upcoming European tour dates, Freedia will be performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, NYC Pride, Kentuckian Pride (announce today), and others.
In 2016, Freedia was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation.”
Freedia’s first LP, ‘Just Be Free’ was named one of the ‘best electronic releases’ by Rolling Stone and was critically acclaimed by outlets such as Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound. Big Freedia has collaborated with artists ranging from Sia, Elliphant, The Postal Service, Matt & Kim, Mannie Fresh, and Sylvan Esso.
Big Freedia continues to tour over a hundred dates a year with her legendary shake team, who are bringing Bounce moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake,” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” and the “hands on the ground,” to audiences worldwide. Big Freedia is a consistent festival favorite, known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, FYF and many more.
“Rent” is available now at all DSPs and digital streaming services. Download/stream here: http://smarturl.it/bigfreedia-