Ordinarily an artist would want to have their album released fairly soon on the heels of a hit, but it wasn’t until about three years after “212” hit the airwaves that Broke with Expensive Taste was finally released by Banks herself, mainly due to ongoing label issues. I know what you’re thinking: career-ender. Am I right?
Wrong. Turns out delays aren’t always career suicide if you have quality music to back them up. “Ice Princess” is just as catchy as “212” without being a direct imitation, and the video happily reminds me of Missy Elliott back in the day – no hip hop hoes and plenty of original imagery to keep the viewer interested from beginning to end (you know, like a Medusa riding a snake, for example).
Broke with Expensive Taste was finally released on November 6, 2014.