The Queen Diva is back! With the June premiere of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce coming up fast, Big Freedia has dropped "Explode," the first single off her upcoming Just Be Free album.
In true Freedia fashion, "Explode" is a nonstop, booty-bouncing anthem where the twerk queen commands, "Release your wiggle / Release your anger / Release your mind / Release your job / Release the time." Listen above.
"The idea behind 'Explode' is that it was the way I was feeling, like I'm going to explode," she told Rolling Stone about the banger. "Being on the road, being in a relationship, I have a lot of stress and I feel like I'm about to explode. Also, when I'm on stage, I feel like I'm going to explode. That's why I say 'release your wiggle.' This made sense for it to be the first single because I want people to know that I'm coming out with a bang."
The New Orleans star also talked about her new album, her first concept record. She explained, "We live in a society where we have a lot of liberties. It’s just not like this everywhere in the world. This album is my first studio recorded album where I came up with concepts beforehand. So much of my music is appreciated live, but I think these tracks are one you can listen to at a late-night twerk party or an afternoon barbecue and enjoy!"
Just Be Free is available for pre-order on iTunes before dropping June 17. Like Freedia told us at SXSW, "The new album drops as soon as the TV show drops," so look out for Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Season 2 to premiere on Fuse on June 11. Check out the tracklist below:
1. Turn Da Beat Up
3. N.O. Bounce
4. Jump On It
5. Lift Dat Leg Up
6. Ol' Lady
7. Where My Queens At
10. Mo Azz