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Azealia Banks
Writer(s) Azealia Banks
Dr. Luke
Cirkut
Producer(s) Dr. Luke
Cirkut
Released July 6, 2018
Recorded 2017-2018
Length 03:22
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"Treasure Island"

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"Playhouse"

"Treasure Island" is a song performed by Azealia Banks. The track was written by Banks, Cirkut and Dr. Luke, and produced by the last two. It was released on July 6, 2018, as the second single of the album.

Background[]

On January 21, 2017 Azealia shared a snippet of the track through an Instagram story.[1]

Azealia shared a photograph of a tapestry she made for what was then a secret project on March 12, 2018.[2] The next day, Azealia shared a costume made by Weslah and hours later published a small bts of her in what would be the set of photographs for the cover of the single.[3][4]

On March 26, 2020, Azealia announced the release date of the single, which would be through Eone, along with a couple of photographs intended for the single's cover.[5][6]

Later, she shared a another short snippet of the song via Instagram and confirmed the track would be released as a single on July 13th, 2018.[7]

On May 4, 2019, Azealia posted a twitter thread announcing the release of a new mixtape called "YUNG RAPUNXEL PT. II" and commented on the new events that were happening to her. Among them, Azealia clarified that she no longer belonged to Eone's catalog because she considers that they sabotaged her and completely ruined her work (Fantasea II) since the royalties of the songs belong to the record company and therefore the publication of the mixtape was postponed and it is very likely that a large part of the songs cannot be published.

In the same thread, she accused Dr. Luke of fraud and Eone of sabotage, Azealia wanted a better promotion for the single and a music video but in the end all this did not end like that.[8]

Critical reception[]

NME opined:

“Treasure Island” features infectious beats and god-like flows yet also showcases a softer side to the rapper/singer than we’re used to as she asks: “Do you need some love in your lonely world? 'Cause I believe you'll like it where the moon twinkles on the watery horizon”.[9]

The Fader opined:

“Azealia Banks has shared the second single from her new mixtape Fantasea II. This one's called "Treasure Island," and as its title suggests, the song is a totally brazen tropical getaway. Banks also shared the cover for Fantasea II, which references the animated art of its predecessor.”[10]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Meet seaside, beach vibes
Me in the flip flops
La Isla, we slide
Leave it to me, why?
Hips roll slow like the waves on the low tide
The shoreline, you're all mine
Uh, n*gga, I done gave you the co-sign
The pussy so good n*ggas call it a gold mine
The coin shine is something I might like
The sea queen gave you an invite
Call your travel agent up and tell him to switch flights
My little sex face, wanna see what it look like?
When you feel the boat rock, boy, better grip tight
Seems like we gonna ride out to the moonlight
You know we're gonna...

[Chorus]
Do you need some love in your lonely world?
'Cause I believe you'll like it where the moon
Twinkles on the watery horizon
How do I get you there?
So, so ashamed to be lost for the words
To let you know that I'm sincere
The pleasuries are all on treasure island
How do I get you there?

[Verse 2]
Picture me on a jet ski
The pick of the litter, bitches really the pet peeves
Dive in your denim, wanna swim in your blue jeans
Usually in the crib in the west wing, cha-ching
Lookin' for a mister with the chip and the big thing
You wanna get with it, wanna waters and lake spring
Little lady lagoon, n*gga drown so deep like he fell in a pool
And he ate so good it's like a fed him in spoons
On the coastline nude, got him humming my tunes
In pursuit for a puddle of loot
The mermaid, got the water for you
And the wave so wet that he wanted it too
Heard he claim soo-woo but he fell for the blue
You know how I do
You know how I do

[Chorus]
Do you need some love in your lonely world?
'Cause I believe you'll like it where the moon
Twinkles on the watery horizon
How do I get you there?
So, so ashamed to be lost for the words
To let you know that I'm sincere
The pleasuries are all on treasure island
How do I get you there?

[Bridge]
Ocean hole to float ya boat
That's why all them n*ggas be on coast patrol
Soak and soap, the super soak
Boy, you know you're sinking like a dose of dope
Junk in trunk, badonka-donk
I'mma back it up like a Tonka truck
Pounce and bounce to bounce on dick
Bounce on dick
Bounce on dick

[Chorus]
Do you need some love in your lonely world?
'Cause I believe you'll like it where the moon
Twinkles on the watery horizon
How do I get there?
So so ashamed to be lost for the words
To let you know that I'm sincere
The pleasuries are all on treasure island
How do I get there?

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