Friday, 9 August 2013

M.I.A.'s forthcoming album has a release date now.

FINALLY. Ever since "Bad Girls" in the beginning of 2012 the world has been waiting for album news but M.I.A. has kept us waiting. Now, however, the new album is given an actual release date: the 5th of November. So remember, remember. It seems her fans are not the only ones who are frustrated with how long it has taken: this morning M.I.A. tweeted the following threatening to leak the album - titled Matangi - if it doesn't get released soon.

Well, it worked. Thank god.

Meanwhile, you should get acquainted with her new material that will or will not be on Matangi. First there's the aforementioned "Bad Girls", one of the best songs of 2012 and, in my opinion, way catchier than "Paper Planes". The hypnotic, exotic-sounding anthem features an amazing hook that'll stay in your head for the rest of the day. It's also accompanied by one of the most badass music videos you've seen in a while.

Then there's another new track and a music video to boot. It's more rap-oriented a bit outlandish for my liking but see for yourself:

But there's even more - this video features yet another new M.I.A. track. Yay! The song itself starts around 2:30. Sounding much more promising than "Bring The Noize", "Doobie" is a sinister banger that, together with "Bad Girls", gives a feeling that the new album will be a rather dark one. Apparently, the album release was originally postponed because the record label felt that it was too positive. What a silly reason.

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