Princess Nokia’s 2014 debut album, Metallic Butterfly, has been given a fresh update and is now finally available for your listening pleasure on all streaming services.
The reissue features a new cover art and 12 tracks, three of which are additions to the original record. These bonus cuts, however, aren’t new songs from Destiny Frasqueri. “Anomaly,” “Earth is My Playground” and “Versace Hottie” are tracks she’s unofficially released over the years, either as part of earlier mixtapes or singles.
“Metallic Butterfly was way ahead of its time,” Frasqueri wrote in a tweet. “It featured trip-hop, jungle, R&B neo-folk, adult contemporary, grime, and Afro-Caribbean Canto. Its visual and audio aesthetics were deep-rooted in anime, cosplay, witchcraft, feminism, and cybergoth/rave culture.”
The 26-year-old rapper also added that her debut LP was “an experimental album that was inspired by many different elements of music and subculture.” “When the music industry wanted me to rap, I chose to be different and show the world who I really was,” she tweeted.
Stream the reissue of Metallic Butterfly below: