The WERUradio Artist Spotlight shines
on the Queen Diva, Big Freedia the queen of Bounce and she has no intention of giving up her crown as she releases music that continues to make booties shake and fans scream louder.
A young Freedia native played piano as a child and sang in the choir of her neighborhood Baptist church, Pressing Onward M.B.C. As a member of the choir of Walter L Cohen High School, Freedia became choir director and honed her writing and producing skills. Early in her professional career, Freedia was influenced by a local drag queen and bounce performer, Katey Red. Freedia served as a backup dancer and singer in Katey's shows
It wasn't long after her television show that Big Freedia lent her vocals to a string of chart-topping hits. Beyonce's Grammy-winning single, “Formation” prominently featured Big Freedia. The queen of Bounce amped up the ferocity of Drake’s platinum hit, “Nice For What.” Big Freedia quickly followed up on those successes, with her solo release "3rd Ward Bounce" featuring hits "Rent" and "Karaoke", a duet with Lizzo. Freedia has bounced onto songs and remixes as a feature on tracks from Sia, Diplo RuPaul, Dillon Francis and most recently alongside Kesha on "Raising Hell".
Big Freedia's latest EP, "Louder" drops this month. If the title track and the follow-up single "Chasing Rainbows" featuring Kesha is any indication, Big Freedia will have us making it jingle, making it bounce, and making it jiggle N.O. style.
Big Freedia "Chasing Rainbows" feat. Kesha