It seems like Iggy Azalea is making a real comeback. On Thursday, a month after she dropped off her Quavo-featuring single “Savior,” and a few weeks after announcing her shift from Def Jam Recordings to Island Records, Azalea has shared the "Savior" video.
Azalea complements the theme with religious imagery and a church setting. She shifts between wearing a white dress and a black dress with an illuminated halo, possibly a more literal reflection of her lyrics, “Had a dance with the devil and he got a grip on me/I'm just tryna get to heaven, hope you got a ticket for me, huh.” She even gets baptized.
As Iggy explained on Twitter, the record isn’t about “needing a man or a woman to come and save you in a relationship,” but rather about you as “your own savior and finding your own strength within yourself to figure it the fuck out.”
Yet, the one moment you pretty much wait for throughout the video doesn’t happen: Quavo doesn’t appear. At moments, you think he could be the person playing the piano, or one of the cloaked people, but he isn't.
“Savior” is slated to appear on Iggy Azalea's next album Surviving the Summer, which was called Digital Distortion before she changed the name in November. Songs like “Team,” “Mo Bounce,” and “Switch” were said to also land on her follow-up to 2014’s The New Classic, which included the Charli XCX-supported “Fancy.”