Tyga’s new single and video “Freaky Deaky” launches with a breezy lullaby chorus from Doja before heading into three new Tyga verses and an additional energetic rap verse from Doja. It feels like a proper collaboration, as much her moment as his, with enough vocal flourishes and backing runs to squeeze its way into Doja’s Planet Her era.
The song and its Christian Breslauer-directed visual launch “an exciting new era of Tyga,” according to a press release. The rapper told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that “Freaky Deaky” is the first single for an album that’s “about 80 percent done” and should drop “probably sometime early summer.” That would land it about three years after his Legendary LP, which featured contributions from Nicki Minaj, Gunna, Lil Wayne, Blueface, J Balvin, Chris Brown, and more.
Of his decision to tap Doja Cat for “Freaky Deaky,” Tyga told Lowe, “She’s a true artist. And I think we see that from her outfits, her Lives, her TikToks, but that’s what makes her her and she’s a real true artist and that’s what I appreciate about her. … Working with her is real easy. It’s like working with Chris [Brown]. I feel like Chris and Lil Wayne are two people that I can go in the studio with and make a great record in 30 minutes.” He noted Breezy will also be on the album.
As for Doja, the multi-dimensional star dropped another loosie just last week with the IceJJFish cover “What U Wanting.” Back in September, she caught up with Complex to discuss what she’s learned from her still-thriving Planet Her era, as the album continues to sit pretty on the Billboard 200 chart.
“It taught me a lot of things as far as strength. More specifically, vocal strength,” Doja told Complex. “Like, I’ve pushed myself for this project. And to be on stage during the songs, I felt a lot more comfortable. I definitely was out of breath at certain points. And it hurts when I watch those moments, but I’ve grown a lot, just in the physical realm as far as the vocals and dancing. These songs are made for that. The songs are made for dance. The songs are made for further expression in that way, so I’m excited to do that in the future.”
Stream Tyga’s “Freaky Deaky” below and watch the music video up top.