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Digital Distortion is an unreleased album by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. Originally scheduled for a mid-2016 release, Azalea pushed the released back to 2017 following her breakup with her fiancé to work on new material, then to be released in June 2017. But on November 7, 2017, she officially cancelled the album and announced she will release a new project titled Survive the Summer the following year with a new label and new management, after severe creative differences. 

BackgroundEdit

In early 2015, Azalea was working on a second studio album. She originally planned on doing a world tour titled "The Great Escape Tour" to promote Reclassified, but cancelled plans to make time to create a second album.

On January 9, 2016, Iggy Azalea released the long awaited "Zillion" buzz track as "Azillion" on her SoundCloud page and captioned it "4 MY RATZ". On March 18, 2016, Azalea announced the beginning of the 24-hour countdown to the release of her lead single, Team.

On March 19, 2016, Team was released worldwide and impacted radio.

On May 2, 2016, Iggy Azalea and Zedd were rumored to be working together on a new song[2]. However, after a song was released between Ke$ha and Zedd, rumors have died down. But, some fans still believe a collab could happen.

On March 15, 2017, two tracks from Iggy's album, titled "Haze" and "Somebody Else" were leaked on the internet, but on May 3, 2017, Iggy confirmed that they were scrapped. [3]

On March 18, 2017, almost a year after Team, Iggy tweeted "You guys did good putting the pieces together! My new single #MoBounce comes out next Friday! 3/24. Get ready.".[4]

On March 23 2017, Mo Bounce was released worldwide.

On April 7, 2017, during a recent interview with an Australian radio station, Iggy Azalea confirmed that her new album "Digital Distortion" would be released on the first week of June and that she planned to promote the second single, Mo Bounce, with several performances in the following weeks.

On May 2, 2017, Iggy confirmed that previous song "Middle Man" had been replaced with Elephant.[5]

On May 2, 2017, Iggy confirmed that both I Got That (Boom Boom) is featuring Zedd, and both the song and Elephant are on the final cut of the album.[6]

Iggy then confirmed that the album would have 14 tracks.[7]

Iggy teased lyrics to "Calm Down", tweeting "theres a blue bird, on my shoulder... shall i kill it? ayyyyyeeee stomp that little birdy." [8]

SinglesEdit

The lead single, "Team", was released on March 18, 2016, and was the most successful single from the album. The second single, "Mo Bounce", was released a year later, on March 23, 2017. The third single, "Switch" featuring Anitta, was released on May 19, 2017.

Promotional singlesEdit

The first promotional single, and buzz track, "Azillion", was released on January 9, 2016. There were originally plans for a music video to be associated with the video, but her label, Virgin EMI Records, blocked her ability to release anything. The second promotional single, "Can't Lose" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, was released on March 3, 2017.

InterviewsEdit

I didn’t make a collaboration-heavy album this time around. The only collaboration on the album is with rapper YG, who I worked with on my first mixtape. And maybe one or two other rappers on some remixes.
~ Iggy with Las Vegas Weekly

I’ve got another single coming out with French Montana, we recorded it while I was in Las Vegas last week.
~ Iggy with E! News

SongsEdit

These tracks are not in order. All confirmed songs will be listed here in any order.

Released tracksEdit

  1. "Azillion"
  2. "Team"
  3. "Can't Lose" (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  4. "Mo Bounce"
  5. "Switch" (feat. Anitta)
  6. "Boom Boom" (feat. Zedd)
  7. "Elephant" (feat. YG)
  8. "7-Teen"
  9. "Middle Man"
  10. "Sexy" (feat. French Montana)[9]

Confirmed recorded tracksEdit

  1. "Higher"
  2. "Love Don't Fail Me" (feat. Jeremih)
  3. "Calm Down"

Re-released tracksEdit

  1. "Savior" (feat. Quavo) [as a buzz single, originally intended as a part of upcoming second extended play Survive the Summer]
  2. "Hate On It" (as part of the 4 My Ratz extended play)

Scrapped tracksEdit

  1. "Three Day Weekend" (merged with Higher)
  2. "Iggy Alert" (merged with Middle Man)

Released tracks by another artistsEdit

  1. Somebody Else” (the instrumental was re-used for a track titled “Picture Perfect” recorded by Trey Songz)"[10] [11]
  2. "Shade" (recorded by Sonyaé Elise)
  3. Haze” (with a new working title “In a Haze” recorded by Total Ape)[12] [13]

TriviaEdit

  • "Elephant" is Iggy's favorite song off the album, like "Work" was for her previous album. [14] "It's about addressing what you feel is the elephant in the room." [15]
  • "Elephant" took Iggy the longest to write.
  • Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea were going to put their differences behind and collaborate on a song on Digital Distortion. Unfortunately it remained unreleased since Def Jams refused to release any more singles from Digital Distortion.

PromotionalEdit

VideosEdit

NotesEdit

  • The entire album was produced by D.R.U.G.S.[16]
  • The album will feature at least one song with another artist singing the chorus.
  • YG will be featured on the song "Elephant".

ReferencesEdit