Friday, 28 September 2012

Tracks: Azealia Banks - Luxury

Azealia Banks is one of this year's biggest breakthrough acts and we sometimes forget that she's only 21 years of age, what with all the hype she has already amassed since coming into the fold. Her debut single '212' went viral and catapulted the New Yorker right to the forefront of superstardom, with her eagerly anticipated first solo album Broke With Expensive Taste waiting in the wings.

'Luxury' is Banks's latest track, and it's another inherently alternative single that toys with her hip-hop love affair, whilst mixing in experimental dance overtones. Those who have listened to Azealia's 1991 EP will be nonethemore surprised by her recent choice of musical path. Whilst set in her native New York hometown, the black and white video embraces Banks's urban roots and succinctly characterises her persona.