Update: M.I.A. did not release new music on Friday (Jan. 31), but launched a Patreon account, a subscriber-based community for artists and creatives wherein fans can choose a recurring monthly payment for access to content on a tiered system. M.I.A. also confirmed her sixth studio album is nearly completed and set for release on a traditional label later this year.
It's a new year and a new decade, and world-sound singer/rapper/superstar M.I.A. is ready for a new adventure.
The "Paper Planes" artist has teased new music on socials, writing in the caption that she'll explore "new planets and platforms." Always a vibrant and lively musical presence, the new tune seems to incorporate the Asian-influence of her Sri Lankan roots, choppin' her vocals into a rhythmic hook over a breathy beat, drum machine bass and flute melodies. It's going to be a party, set for release Friday, Jan. 31.