As M.I.A. preps the arrival of her anticipated Roc Nation debut, Matangi, an unreleased William Orbit-produced demo has emerged. Over nostalgic synth-indulgent production, M.I.A. adds that magic touch that only she can provide—put simply, the track is pleasantly irresistible.
Whether the track will appear on the new album or not, there’s something about the chemistry between she and Orbit (the man behind Madonna’s classic Ray of Light) that is quite intriguing. Hopefully, we’ll be hearing more collaborations between these two on the new LP. In the meantime, dive into “Baby” below.
Instead of desperately begging for attention during your recent promo trail, you should have been re-recording the first single from your upcoming project. The song is embarrassingly shiteous, and the video is even more of a tragedy. Mid-life crisis, much?
Even though it has not been a complete year since M.I.A. released her much-anticipated third solo album, //\/\ //\ Y //\, she has been generous enough to bless fans with a treat. On the provocative rapper’s new mixtape, Vicki Leekx, expect M.I.A.’s signature bass-heavy head knockers, sprinkled with her fearless tongue and charming swag. THIS is the way to bring in the new year.
I don’t think the world was ready for the musical loose cannon known as M.I.A. However, on this planet, we can’t get enough.
The purpose of music is not only to give us something to dance to at the club or an anthem to live by when we drown in the sorrows of a failed relationship–its mission is to also represent the provocative individuals who are unafraid to say what we are encouraged to be silent about. And, M.I.A. does just that through her art.