Author: Marquis Mitchel
With M.I.A.’s last album being the 2013’s ‘Matangi’, she is looking to come back full circle with what could potentially be her last LP. With the album slated to be entitled ‘Matahdatah’, she’s already turned it in into her American label. During her Periscope Q&A that took place last month, she gave insight on her album details. Shedding light that we can expect 12 songs from the album and a perfect summertime release for July. Earlier releases that M.I.A. has put out in the year have been very admirable. She teamed up with H&M during World Recycle Week to bring awareness on recycling apparel. Her song “Re-wear It” can be listened with visual accompany here. M.I.A. also made A video that she directed for her song “Borders“, never failing to leave you with a message and perfectionist of visual aesthetics.
With all the build up going for M.I.A.’s new album, she is still undergoing turmoil with being able to get back into the U.S., we learned that she has suffered from Visa denial. Although she is unsure on the matter of why she is being rejected, this isn’t the first time she has had trouble returning the American land. Last time came ten years ago in 2006. The artist is hoping to speed up the process by getting her immigration lawyers on the matter to clean up the superfluous dilemma.
M.I.A.’s “POC THAT STILL A RYDA” comes as a remix to her song OLA, which was also released sometime in March. Although this song will not be on her LP, M.I.A. quickly lets you know that her lyrical prowess and melodic ways are still in topnotch form. Key words to take from her description on sharing her latest release were “i been poor, i been rich, i been brown, i been seen black, i seen white and i been around the world a few times ay ay ay ay . LOVE IS THE ANSWER what the question is i don’t fucking know. we in this together”. You can watch her video for the song right below where she takes you on a deserted trip, and makes every moment in the ride worthwhile.