Screaming is so hot right now—everyone from Taylor Swift-loving goats to Britney & will.i.am are doing it—but Azealia Banks is taking the trend to frightening new heights with her new single "Yung Rapunxel."
A pulsing electro hip hop track that finds the Harlem rapper shouting most of the chorus, "Yung Rapunxel" is a full-on assault that clearly isn't meant to be a hit.
Keep in mind that although she's dropped several tracks this year, this is the first official single from her debut Broke With Expensive Taste. That makes this scream-filled, sonically muddled track an even ballsier move. But then again, this is a girl who beefs with everyone from the Stone Roses to Perez Hilton in her non-musical downtime. She's got a lot of anger to share with the world. And fortunately for us, she knows how to turn it into a compelling listen.
Listen to it above and see what you think about her aggressive new sound.