The “Queen of Bounce,” the legendary Big Freedia -who just kicked off her new tour – announced last night her new EP Big Diva Energy,dropping everywhere on September 17th. The 6-song track will feature some bumpin’, bangin’, and bouncin’ singles we all have fallen in love with over the last year, along with some new ones, sure to carry the heat the Queen Diva started this summer into and through the Fall.
The new EP will lead with upcoming single ‘Not Today’ featuring music star Jake Shears from the iconic Scissor Sisters and Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph ( Tank and the Bangas, Galactic). Of the song, Freedia shares, “‘Not Today’ is a track about setting limits with people. It’s about the people who use you and think you aren’t paying attention. I’m saying, “I see you and it’s not gonna happen today, not tomorrow––not never b*tch!” The new single complements the BDE energy of this new EP, and is the perfect lead track to kick off a project that not only makes a statement, but has us witnessing first hand more of the agency, power and strength that is Big Freedia!
Beyond putting up multi-million streams and views, Freedia continues to garner immense support and critical praise on the EP’s tracks, from the likes of Billboard, Bustle, PAPER, Pitchfork and more, with Rolling Stone favoring and breaking news of the last single ‘Betty Bussit’ featuring Freedia and Tank and the Bangas “(channeling) Flapper Girl Glamour!”
In follow-up to 2020’s critically praised Louder EP, as previously announced Big Freedia is back on the road for the Big Diva Energy tour in support of the new EP. For show dates and tickets, click here. Excited fans can also enter to win free tickets to the Big Diva Energy Tour and a gift bag of merch here.
Known as the larger-than-life ambassador of New Orleans Bounce music, Big Freedia is a nationally recognized hip-hop artist, performer, TV personality. In addition to releasing her own critically acclaimed EPs, ‘3rd Ward Bounce’ (2018) and ‘Louder’ (2020), Big Freedia appeared on Beyoncé’s Grammy award-winning, “Formation” and on Drake’s “Nice For What”, always bringing her distinctive voice and signature catchphrases to all her work. In 2011, her ascension in the music industry was chronicled on the highly rated reality show, Big Freedia Bounces Back. She was the official host for the 2019 Met Gala IG live stream red carpet event and a host on 2021’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve TV Show. Known by her fans as the “Queen Diva”, Big Freedia is a loud and proud advocate for racial and gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.