Polarizing though she may be, the talent of Azealia Banks cannot be denied. Today, however, it's all about the music. Last night, Banks came through to deliver a brief Holiday-centric EP by the name of Icy Colors Change, which features a few reimagined Christmas carols. In true holiday spirit, Banks found herself drawn to the rustic charms of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," a staple for the ages. This time around, she allows her jazz influences ample room to dictate the pace, conjuring a somewhat dissonant (though never unpleasant) introduction to the festivities.
By the time her capable voice rings through, Banks is well on the way to delivering a rum-nog soaked lullaby. At times, she pushes her voice to do a little too much, occasionally dipping into Fergie's National Anthem territory; for the most part, however, Banks proves herself a capable vocalist, and her rendition should feel at home alongside your favorite Christmas covers.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles
Will be miles away