Aside from an Amy Winehouse tribute song and working on a forthcoming collaboration with Madonna, M.I.A. remained fairly quiet in 2011, apparently hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's poorly received "/\/\ /\ Y /\." In anticipation of her fourth full-length, the singer released "Bad Girls," a new single that is a reworked version of a track on her "Vicki Leekx" mixtape.
"Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well," M.I.A. sings on the hypnotic hook, which is unfurled over a midtempo thump provided by producer Danja. According to Pitchfork, the new version of "Bad Girls" will hit digital retailers Tuesday (Jan. 31), and a video for the song will premiere on Friday.
M.I.A.'s fourth album is expected to be released this summer, but before that, pop fans will hear the Sri Lankan singer on "Give Me All Your Luvin," the first single from Madonna's forthcoming album "M.D.N.A." that also features Nicki Minaj. On Feb. 3, the song and official music video will be unveiled, and two days later, Madonna will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Will M.I.A. and Minaj join the pop star at the Super Bowl? Only time will tell.