Iggy Azalea and Tinashe released a collaborative track, “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.” While Tinashe has dropped multiple tracks this summer, but “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” is Iggy Azalea’s first music release of the year. This song is supposedly the first track from her upcoming album End Of An Era, due for release in early 2021.
The amount of female-led collaborations released this year has steadily gotten more exciting and diverse, and “DLNW” is no exception. The track was teased a week before release, reminding fans that the artists first linked up on the remix of Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” back in 2015. Both women seem extremely excited about the project. The duo live-streamed together to answer fan questions and celebrate the new release.
The song itself is about being independent and living for yourself, with lyrics like “No, I don’t do it for the boys / No, I don’t do it for the girls / No, I don’t do it for the ‘Gram / I’ma do it, do it for me.” With Iggy’s flow and Tinashe’s melodic voice on the chorus, the song blends perfectly into an upbeat dance song perfect for the summer.
Though the track’s release didn’t accompany an official music video, they did publish a fun lyric video showing behind the scenes footage of a photoshoot and news headlines surrounding them. Dressed to the nines in sculptured hair and formal dresses, Iggy and Tinashe pair the perfect, eye-catching visuals to match the mood of the carefree jam.
Both women have dealt with their fair share of criticism and have gone on a similar path by leaving major record labels, so the song feels like a declaration of their confidence despite it all. Like many of the female collaborations dropped this year, this song is another great example of women coming together and having complete agency over their lives, careers, and artistry.