Just Be Free (CD)


Big Freedia

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Amoeba Review

06/16/2014

The massively entertaining and likable entertainer known as Big Freedia is known as the queen of sissy bounce, placing her queerness front and center alongside relentless, pulse-pounding beats and call-and-response chants. Until now, though, it was a little hard to get through an entire Big Freedia album without feeling exhausted. Just Be Free is Big Freedia’s moment to step into the mainstream, and she does so successfully without dumbing down her sound. “Dangerous’” bullet-fire beats and Big Freedia’s command to wiggle make it impossible not to oblige. “N O Bounce” calls out her hometown of New Orleans (home of sissy bounce) with some jazzy horns and piano alongside a crushing beat and cut up vocals looped hypnotically. The uninitiated still might feel overwhelmed by Just Be Free’s non-stop onslaught—listening is a little like being in the most intense workout session of your life. But we’d rather hear her still uninhibited rather than soften the songs with pointless ballads or something. When Big Freedia shouts “RELEASE YOUR WIGGLE, RELEASE YOUR ANGER, RELEASE YOUR MIND, RELEASE YOUR JOB” on “Explode,” it’s best to give in.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Turn Da Beat Up
Big Freedia 02:26
2.
Dangerous
Big Freedia 03:01
3.
N.O. Bounce
Big Freedia 04:06
4.
Jump On It
Big Freedia 03:35
5.
Lift Dat Leg Up
Big Freedia 03:27
6.
Ol' Lady
Big Freedia 02:53
7.
Where My Queens At
Big Freedia 03:43
8.
Explode
Big Freedia 02:47
9.
Y'Tootsay
Big Freedia 02:59
10.
Mo Azz
Big Freedia 03:57

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