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Azealia Banks shows soft and hard sides on new track

‘Used To Being Alone’ sees Banks singing rather than rapping and appears to be a subtle diss track aimed at Iggy Azalea

Last month Azealia Banks dropped her new single "The Big Beat", her first proper piece of new music since releasing debut album Broke With Expensive Taste in late 2014 following a good few years of record label wrangling. Now she’s put another song online called "Used To Being Alone", which sees Banks using softer, sung vocals rather than brash raps. The track might be a subtle dig at her nemesis Iggy Azalea, who earlier this week reignited her long-running feud with Banks in an interview with Elle Canada, saying: “I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level.” (Naturally, it triggered a series of subtweets from Banks.) 

Although “Used To Being Alone” doesn’t explicitly attack Azalea, it does seem to use the same Tony Igy sample that Iggy Azalea used on her 2011 track "My World". There’s no word on whether this is just a loosie or whether it'll appear on Banks's upcoming mixtape Slay Z or the rumoured follow-up to her 2012 mixtape Fantasea.