Big Freedia, noted gender-bending Queen of Bounce, is poised to take over the mainstream industry with her debut album, “Just Be Free“, dropping early next week. And according to the Washington Post, she’s also poised to take over 2013’s most hated web trend: Twerking.
“I’m over twerking,” Freedia told the Post at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival in May. “We don’t twerk in New Orleans. We shake, wiggle, wobble, werk, bend over, bust over. We do it all. Twerking is just one of the words in our vocabulary. We’ve been twerking for years, but that’s just one of the words in the vocabulary of Bounce.”
Freedia is currently enjoying the success of her Fuse TV reality show Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, currently the network’s highest-rated show. “[The show has] definitely changed my life to where a lot more people know me,” she told USA Today this week. “But it’s changed me to be more professional and learn the TV world and how all of that operates … and just the doors it can open for you, the connections and people that you meet.”
“It’s good music, and everybody can relate,” she says of her debut album’s track lineup. “Everybody can enjoy and dance and have a good time to it. It also goes along with (my) personality and the hard work I put in, just to push my music and make it available to more of a wide variety of (fans).”
Below, check out the video for “Explode”, Big Freedia’s first single from the upcoming album “Just Be Free”, available on iTunes beginning June 17. You can stream the entire album for free on SoundCloud.