"I'm gonna love ya, until you hate me
And I'm gonna show ya, what's really crazy
You should've known better, than to mess with me harder
I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna love you
Gonna love you, gonna love you
Like a black widow baby"
Still riding the wave from her summer anthem “Fancy” the Sydney Australia born Iggy Azalea is once again dominating the airwaves with her new hit "Black Widow". Taken from her debut album, The New Classic, the song’s hook which is melodically delivered by Rita Ora, speaks of female empowerment in the midst of a failed romantic relationship. Vocally, Ora and Azalea's vocals are based on a call and response structure throughout the song.
Initially a track recorded by Katy Perry for 2013 album, Prism, the rhythmic pattern of “Black Widow” is similar to Perry’s massive hit “Dark Horse”.
Instrumentally, "Black Widow" is composed of a pulsating steel drum rhythm, and heavy bass, while its dance breakdown is employed with extreme sassiness. Not surprisingly, Azalea delivers her verses with her trademark feistiness.
Premiering through VEVO on August 13, “Black Widow’s” video was directed by Azalea and Director X. In addition to its “Femme Fatale” theme, Azalea stated that the visuals in the video were inspired by 70s kung fu films and Quentin Tarantino movies.
The music video for “Black Widow” also features a star studded cast featuring actors Michael Madsen, Paul Sorvino, and actor/rapper T.I.
Azalea’s debut album The New Classic is in stores now.