June 26, 2012 13:04
Azealia Banks covers The Prodigy on new mixtape 'Fantasea'
The '212' star speaks about her forthcoming release backstage at BBC Radio One's Hackney Weekend
Speaking to NME backstage at BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, where the singer performed alongside the likes of Rihanna, Lana Del Rey and Dizzee Rascal, Banks stated that the tape has, "a sea theme, but it’s less obviously mermaid stuff and more like witchy hip-hop and some real rave shit," before divulging that she "covers Prodigy on there".
Yesterday, Banks tweeted that 'Fantasea' will now be released on July 11 instead of its originally planned date of July 4, which follows a host of cancelled festival dates and the delayed release of previous EP '1991'. She wrote:
Bad News: #FANTASEA will now be dropping on 7/11 instead of 7/4.— ? YUNG RAPUNXEL ? (@AZEALIABANKS) June 25, 2012
'Fantasea' (which was initially entitled 'Fantastic') will feature previously aired tracks 'Jumanji' and 'Aquababe' and will precede Banks' full-length debut, 'Broke With Expensive Taste', due out in September.
Earlier this month, Azealia spoke out about wanting to disassociate herself from the rap scene, stating that "from now I'm a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the "rap game"… or whatever the fuck that means". She also announced that she would be deleting her Twitter account @AZEALIABANKS, although swiftly returned to the social network four days later.
Azealia Banks will play Reading and Leeds festival this August, before returning to the UK for a headline tour this October.
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