Two years after her last single, and three years after her last Matang album, the genius rapper M.I.A. has finally decided to release a new single, initially available only on Beatport. Most likely the song will be part of her forthcoming fifth album Matahdatah. But unfortunately for now, M.I.A. still hasn’t given any official release date, even though rumors say it will be likely released this summer.
Her last single is called Go Off and it perfectly fits with the style of the singer.The track, produced by his majesty Skrillex, is full of electronic sounds, wisely fused with hip hop rhythms and Indian tribal sonorities, that make this song really unique in its genre. M.I.A.‘s voice, modified with the right dose of autotune, is perfect for the sound and the atmosphere that the song wants to give. I think I’m not exaggerating if I say that Go Off is one of the best M.I.A.‘s songs ever.
Definitely nobody expects this song to reach the top of the charts, even if it is such a pity. But what strikes me the most is that after years of music career, the Tamil rapper remains loyal to the quality of her sound and to her image. Enjoy the stunning Go Off!
What’s wonderful about music is that we will never forget about it. And sometimes, with no reason at all, it just comes back from the remotest dungeons of our mind, reopening thoughts and offering new reflection cues. Today my mind is wrecked by a 2012 track that belongs to one of the best artist on the worldwide independent music scene. I am talking bout M.I.A ladies and gentlemen.
Born in poverty and raised in misery. That’s the perfect recipe for a soul to express her deepest sounds.
What fascinates me the most about this Missing In Action woman is her strength and her faith in principles. First line warrior on environmental and human rights fights, M.I.A sings with the oppressed and for the outcasts. Yes, M.I.A. never flees away from conflict.
With Bad Girls, M.I.A takes her position on themes that have nothing to do with pop or sexyness. It’s about feeling empowered. It’s about breaking senseless rules for reinventing life. Ironically, you would never be able to tell that this song has so much depth. Bad Girls is a political manifesto: it’s about liberating women from those who oppress them. Filmed in Morocco, it revolves around being dressed in Arab clothing, dissolving rigid rules, allowing women to drive, and do tricks with their cars that are otherwise reserved for men.
Ok. Call the doctor everyone. I am obsessed with this new track. M.I.A. is definitely confirming herself as one of the most creative and polyhedral guerrilla artist of the electro-alternative scene nowadays. After the success of her 2013 Matangi EP, her official come-back slowly approaching. And this time the Bad Girl teams up with talented French producer Gener8ion.
The result is The New International Sound Pt.2. a 120% addictive track, a mix of fearsome rhymes wisely placed in a totally danceable and mind wrecking base, empowered with some asian synths that give the track a somewhat majestic aura. I really can’t stop listening to that.
Plus the video is huge! 36.000 Shaolin students performing a massive unexceptionable choreographed routine. And of course the lyrics don’t hide a political indictment against the strict educational and informative Chinese regime (“You can kill my privacy, but you can’t kill that love in me”).
That M.I.A.–Gener8ion collabo is off da chain! Enjoy!