Fancy – Iggy Azalea: MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW

Fancy

“Fancy” is the catchy new single from our Iggy Azalea – the music video is a throwback to the 90’s inspired by the cult chick flick “Clueless.”

“Fancy” huh Iggy? It is so flattering that she wrote a song about moi (without the ‘e’ of course)! I envisage that “Fancy” an upbeat, catchy track will rocket Iggy into the mainstream Billboard charts. She has previously had success in the rap charts but remains still relatively unknown if you’re not a big rap fan or are Australian.

The track features Charli XCX who upon my initial listen I swore was Gwen Stefani.

 Visuals

The video is a remake of the film “Clueless” featuring Alicia Silverstone as Cher and Stacy Dash as Dionne (which interestingly was a modern take on the Jane Austen novel “Emma”).

Iggy Azalea plays the role of the wealthy and spoilt Cher – the outfits, mannerisms, hair and makeup are brilliantly duplicated. Azalea wanted it to be so true to the film she even shot it in Los Angeles at the very school the film was shot in.

Iggy has also revealed she asked Silverstone to make a cameo appearance in the video, but didn’t have time to arrange it.

“We attempted to arrange a cameo from Silverstone, but wasn’t (sic) able to pull it off in time. Hopefully Alicia thinks that I did it justice,” she told LA radio station Power 106. -SMH

Track Synopsis

“Fancy” is full of braggadocio – the chorus repeating the lyrics “I’m so fancy, can you taste this gold? Remember my name, about to blow.” Azalea sings about working and playing hard, earning buku money and basically being a bad bitch above all others.

It’s a light song that’s not meant to be taken seriously. I can see “Fancy” being blasted in the club, in the car on the radio or at a house party. A track that you would listen to for a mood lift.

The Verdict

“Fancy” is a hot track, I loved it from the first time I heard it and is still on heavy rotation on my playlists.

I think that releasing this song close to the 18 April 2014 release date of her debut LP  The New Classic (Deluxe Version) (fingers crossed, it doesn’t get pushed back YET AGAIN) was a very strategic choice.  I think Iggy’s best bet is to release a few of these light, pop/hip hop infused Top 40 chart appealing tracks to draw attention to her talent and LP – similar to the way Nicki Minaj blew up. 

Kudos to Iggy for changing up her sound and showing us her growth and her ability to adapt to mainstream appeal as an artist. The song is still iconic Iggy but the nostalgic music video is very cleverly marketed and will really appeal to those in their late 20’s and 30’s who grew up watching the film “Clueless.”

Lyrics

[Iggy]
First thing first I’m the realest (realest)
Drop this and let the whole world feel it (let them feel it)
And I’m still in the murda bizness
I can hold you down, like I’m givin’ lessons in physics
You should want a bad bitch like this
Drop it low and pick it up just like this
Cup of Ace, cup of Goose, cup of Cris
High heels, somethin’ worth a half a ticket on my wrist
Takin’ all the liquor straight, never chase that
Rooftop like we bringin’ ’88 back
Bring the hooks in, where the bass at?
Champagne spillin’, you should taste that

[Chorus - Charli XCX]
I’m so fancy
You already know
I’m in the fast lane, from L.A to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name, about to blow

[Verse]
I said baby, I do this, I thought that, you knew this
Can’t stand no haters and honest, the truth is
And my flow retarded, they speaked it, depart it
Swagger on super, I can’t shop at no department
Better get my money on time, if they not money, decline
And swear I meant that there so much that they give that line a rewind
So get my money on time, if they not money, decline
I just can’t worry ’bout no haters, gotta stay on my grind
Now tell me, who dat, who dat? That do that, do that
Put that paper over all, I thought you knew that, knew that
I be the I-G-G-Y, put my name in bold
I been workin’, I’m up in here with some change to throw

[Chorus - Charli XCX]
I’m so fancy
You won’t have enough
I’m in the fast lane, from L.A to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name, about to blow

[Bridge]
Trash the hotel
Let’s get drunk on the mini bar
Make the phone call
Feels so good getting what I want
Keep on turning it up
Chandelier swinging, we don’t give a fuck
Film star, yeah I’m deluxe
Classic, expensive, you don’t get to touch

[Ìggy]
Still stunting, how you love that
Got the whole world asking how I does that
Hi girl, hands off, don’t touch that
Look at that I bet you wishing you could clutch that
Just the way you like it, huh?
You’re so good, he’s just wishing he could bite it, huh?
Never turn down nothing, slaying these hoes
Gold trigger on the gun like that

[Chorus - Charli XCX]
I’m so fancy
You won’t have enough
I’m in the fast lane, from L.A to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name, about to blow.

-MetroLyrics

 Music Video

You can follow Iggy Azalea on Twitter and purchase the single “Fancy” below:

What do you think of the music video “Fancy?” 

Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!

Miss Fancye

xo

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