Welp, Azealia Banks fans, our girl has got some disappointing news for us. After we were told that her debut album Broke with Expensive Taste would be released next month, Miss Bank$ now informs us that the album release date has been delayed … until early next year. While in Japan this weekend to perform at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Azealia posted the album delay news on her official Twitter profile. Read on for all the deets.
Broke With Expensive Taste will be out first quarter of 2013 on Feb 12. (2/12). / I have ALOT of REALLY excitin ish happening in btwn! it will ALL make sense as these things start to unravel. The #KUNTBRIGADE will b proud!
It’s interesting that Azealia used the phrase “as these things start to unravel” because I think what she meant to say that these things will “unfold”. The word “unravel” has a negative connotation, for example, it could be said that this album delay could undo all of the hype and interest that she’s been building up over the past year. BUT, this album delay isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If Banks continues to release videos from her 1991 EP and possibly her Fantasea mixtape as well as a few new tracks along the way, she can keep the interest in her music going leading up to her album release next year. Honestly, I’m bummed. I was really looking forward to hearing her full length album … but, for whatever reason, it’s just not ready yet for public consumption. I really hope that Azealia is able to keep her momentum going in the coming months, she’s far too talented a performer for all of her hard work to fall apart now.