Big Freedia twerks her way through Christmas on her new EP A Very Big Freedia Christmazz. The Queen of Bounce reworks classics and supplies two original holiday tunes on the dance-y, irreverent new collection.
Opening with the silly, infectious “Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer,” Freedia sets a typically naughty tone on her EP. “Then one froggy Christmas Eve/Santa came to say,” guest Ms. Tee sings at the opening of the track before it transforms into a bounce tune completely. “‘Rudy all you do is work/Won’t you show me how to twerk?'”
Later, Freedia reworks non-Christmas tune “Mr. Sandman” with “Santa Is a Gay Man,” listing her requirements for the perfect man. “Mr. Santa, bring me a boy/Make him a kinky collector of toys,” she sing-raps with a smirk. “Maybe an athlete, fresh out of college/Although that sounds exhausting to be honest.”
A Very Big Freedia Christmazz is available to stream and purchase on various platforms. She recently wrapped a fall tour and has announced a forthcoming new album titled Pressing Onward. The LP will be her first full-length since her 2014 debut album Just Be Free. She has regularly debuted new music since 2014, however, appearing in the video for Beyoncé’s “Formation,” which Rolling Stone named the best song of 2016.
Outside of music, Freedia has crossed over to television with her reality series Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. The show’s fifth season wrapped in August on Fuse and included a glimpse at the phone call that led to her appearance on “Formation.” In 2015, she published her memoir God Save the Queen Diva!