(Published on ARTSCLASH)
For those of you who only know M.I.A. for the smooth swagger of ‘Paper Planes’, this is going to be a big surprise. It’s an ADHD Missy Elliot meets a coked-up Major Lazer. It’s an angrier relation to her best album, ‘Kala’, even referencing the equally insane ‘Bird Flu’. It’s on heavy repeat on my laptop at the moment, and in serious competition with the YYYs ‘Sacrilige’ for song of the year.
Basically, it’s f-ing amazing. Between this and last year’s ‘Bad Girls’, her upcoming album ‘Mathangi’ is going to be epic.