Big Freedia’s ‘3rd Ward Bounce’ EP Arrives June 1st

Is summer really even summer if there’s nothing twerk worthy playing at the cookouts? The answer is obviously “no,” but we’re not worried about it this year. New Orleans’ own Big Freedia will have all the day parties, backyard BBQ’s and random weekend functions plentiful with back bouncing and feet stepping. On June 1st, the Queen of Bounce will release a five-song EP which, according to Rolling Stone, contains just one feature from the amazing Lizzo. 3rd Ward Bounce’s first single, “Rent,” has already landed and while you certainly can’t help but shake something to this, you’ll also simultaneously recall that one (former/almost) lover who owes you.

3rd Ward Bounce is the first multi-track effort from Freedia since 2016’s A Very Big Freedia Christmazz, (which birthed my new, ritualistic, annual Holiday twerk sesh to “Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer”) and is just one of the many ways she’s doing her part to push Bounce music into its much deserved spotlight in mainstream spaces.

Watch the “Rent” visual above and call up that good-for-nothing freeloader in your life so you can let them know, “B*tch, I’m your landlord!” Be sure to catch Big Freedia on tour (dates below) by grabbing tickets here.

Big Freedia Tour Dates
May 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
May 19 – Brussels, Belgium @ Beursschouwburg
May 21 – Heidelberg, Germany @ Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof
May 22 – Berlin, Germany @ Gretchen
May 23 – Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
May 24 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club
May 26 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Pride
May 27 – London, United Kingdom @ Village Underground
May 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Kleine Zaal
May 30 – Denmark, ME @ Various Venues
June 23 – New York, NY @ Pride Island
July 14 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Fest
August 2 – United Kingdom @ Bestival, Wareham
August 3 – Polva, Estonia @ Intsikurmu Music Festival
August 5 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
October 18 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

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