IGGY AZALEA - FANCY (FEAT. CHARLI XCX)
so i have a tumultuous love-hate relationship with the work of iggy azalea, and ‘fancy’ is no exception. the song feels like a frankenstein-esque affair, stitched together from a track which was originally titled ‘leave it’, and presumably fragments from charli xcx’s work towards her sophomore album. it doesn’t help that the invisible men’s production work here sounds like a cheap approximation of the work of dj mustard. all of that being said, there is something to be said for this song - particularly charli’s post-chorus (“feels so good getting what i want”), and this ingenious, bright and bold, ‘clueless’-inspired clip really does the job that a music video should do, in that it pushes the track into a higher territory. i guess it turns out iggy can make a great music video without “cultural appropriation” as the only theme after all.