Azealia Banks Shares “Icy Colors Change,” New Holiday EP Today

Azealia Banks releases Icy Colors Change, her brand new holiday EP, available now on all DSPs. The 3-song EP features Azealia’s renditions of standards “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” plus her classic—in-the-making original “Icy Colors Change,” which won over fans when she posted the demo earlier this year.

As a special for fans, Azealia is offering a physical EP version for pre-order that includes her “pop-punk” version of “Sleigh Ride” on her site, which is currently cranking out holiday orders for her successful line of soap bars. Azealia Banks offering yuletide songs & soap – what a year!

Just before heading off for tour in Brazil in November, Azealia pulled a fantastic live studio band together for the arrangements on the two standards, including Franklin Rankin on guitar, Eddie Matthews on bass, Stephen Haaker on drums, and Dwight Rivera, a former classmate of Azealia’s at esteemed performing arts school Fiorella H. Laguardia High School, on keys. Those tracks were recorded at Manhattan Beach Recording Studio in New York, not far from the iconic holiday tree in Rockefeller Center.