When Azealia Banks was hacked back in May, the culprit stole an unreleased demo originally recorded for her 2014 full-length debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. This week, the track, called “Blossom,” made its way online, and the rapper has since encouraged her fans to listen. Calling it a “lesbian love song,” Banks’ demo sees her singing above Oak production with a glossy treatment that doesn’t stray far from the sounds of BWET.
This news follows a tumultuous summer for Banks, from heated controversy surrounding her support of skin bleaching to making racist remarks on Twitter toward Zayn Malik and ultimately quitting social media—or at least Twitter and Facebook. Beyond the dramatic flare-ups, which unfortunately overshadow Banks’ music, she also released an acoustic Bossa Nova cover, “Chega De Saudade,” which highlighted, once again, her powerful vocals.
Listen to “Blossom,” below: