Big Freedia has dropped "Better Be," a new single from her upcoming Christmas record Smokin' Santa Christmas, featuring none other than Mobile, Alabama's finest, Flo Milli. A turned-up, high-octane track based around a steel drum sample, pinging synth stabs, and Freedia and Flo's nimble flows, it's a welcome change from the more staid Christmas fare making its way around lately. In her trademark baritone, Freedia attempts to manifest the Christmas wishlist dreams are made of: "Better be big, better be new/Better be red bottom shoes/Better be eyes, better be blue/Better be Benz comin' thru."
The video for "Better Be" was, per Pitchfork, directed by Skyler Stroup, and filmed at the New Orleans Joy Theater. Smokin' Santa Christmas is out this Friday, December 11 on Queen Diva Music.