Not many can get you on your feet like "Queen of Bounce," Big Freedia. The New Orleans' native who has been making us drop-it since the '90s — way before Miley Cyrus's viral twerk video — is back with his latest a$$tastik jam, "Explode," off of his upcoming album, Just Be Free.
On "Explode" Freedia effortlessly coaxes you into a hip-gyrating trance as he shouts, "Release your wiggle/ Release your anger/ Release your mind/ Release your job/ Release the time," over the hip hop/dance beat. The high-energy, percussion-heavy track is an extension of Big Freedia's 2011 underground rambunctious anthem "Azz Everywhere," which inspired a 2013 Guinness World Book twerking record.
"The idea behind 'Explode' is that it was the way I was feeling, like I'm going to explode," Freedia told Rolling Stone. "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 ;)"
Freedia will be kicking the summer off with a "bang," indeed; his hit Fuse reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, starts its second season this June and his album, Just Be Free, is set to be released June 17, and is available for pre-order, now.
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