Iggy Azalea wants you to know she's not sorry. She mentions this on every track of her new album, braiding it into brags about her money and her body until they snarl together in a petty wreath. It's an odd package for a record with high stakes: This is her first album in five years, after her planned 2016 release Digital Distortion was shelved, and the first she's released on her independent label.
It's been just over half a decade since Iggy Azalea's debut studio LP 'The New Classic' hit retailers. In those five years, we've seen a series of false-starts, ongoing controversy, and a reinvigoration of brand Azalea. Having faced a shift to independency on the music side of things and a schooling on hip-hop by icon Q-Tip, it feels fitting that the Australian act decided to name her sophomore offering 'In My Defense'.