Iggy Azaela Returns to Music: ‘Cry About It’
Iggy Azaela’s most recent release, 2021’s The End of an Era, marked the Australian rapper’s final bow — or so we thought. On Monday morning, Azaela seemingly withdrew that sentiment.
“A year ago I was ready to quit music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracts,” she tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my own business, you’re all negative and nosy. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I come back. cry about it.”
A year ago I was ready to quit music because I was fed up with the negative energy it attracted.
But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my own business, you’re all negative AND curious.
So if I can’t have peace, neither can you.
I come back. cry about it.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) August 8, 2022
A little over a year ago, Azaela told audiences that End of an Era would be her last album so she could “take a few years off to focus on other creative projects and things that take me beyond the feel passionate and inspired by music”. She added that she looks forward to sharing “other pages” with her in the future.
End of an Era is so special to me because after I have my album out next month I will be taking a few years off to focus on other creative projects and things that I am passionate about and inspired by feel, beyond the music.
I look forward to seeing you from other sides of me in the future.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 15, 2021
In an August 2021 interview on The Zach Sang Show, Azalea stated that “End of an Era” was the last album she had to deliver under a distribution deal with her label, Bad Dreams Records (Empire). “It was contractually two albums. I don’t have anyone to make happy.” She added that she might get another deal in “three to four years,” but also expressed — pretty definitively — that “End of an Era” is her final studio album -Publishing would be.
She also mentioned that her decision to stop releasing music was due to the increasing assumptions about her poetry in relation to their real-life relationships. It remains unclear if Azalea plans to pursue another distribution deal or plans to re-release a full studio album.
https://variety.com/2022/music/news/iggy-azaela-music-comeback-1235335981/ Iggy Azaela Returns to Music: ‘Cry About It’