December 7th, 2012, 12:11 PM
January 7th, 2013, 02:00 PM
M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Album Pushed to April
"I've been told it's too positive," M.I.A. says of the upcoming album, which she finished "a couple of months ago" and expected to release in December.
M.I.A. has been teasing a new album for months, and now fans can finally know when to expect "Matangi," the follow-up to 2010's "Maya."
"I'm still working on it," M.I.A. told an Australian newspaper of her upcoming fourth studio album, which she says is scheduled to drop on "the Tamil new year -- April 15."
The British-Sri Lankan singer followed her July 2010 "Maya" album with a second mixtape, December 2010's "Vicki Leekx," featuring a shortened version of single "Bad Girls." Her forthcoming album was at one point slated for a December 2012 release, but was pushed to April after M.I.A. submitted the tracks to her record label.
"I thought I'd finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago," the "Paper Planes" singer told Australia's Gold Coast. "At the moment, I've been told it's too positive. So we're having a bit of an issue at the label. They're like, 'You need to darken it up a bit.'"
She's not necessarily making changes, but says she's taking her time to decide what is meant by "too positive." Adds M.I.A. -- who saw controversy last February after flipping the middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show performance -- "It's like, 'We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you're coming out with all this positive stuff.'"
In an August chat with fans on Twitter, M.I.A. revealed that her upcoming album will feature "no collabs," and producers "that don't act like fame whore coloniser," which may be construed as a shot at her estranged former collaborator, Diplo. She also clarified that "Bad Girls," her single released earlier this year and remixed alongside artists like Missy Elliott, Rye Rye and Azealia Banks, will appear on the forthcoming album.
The album title, "Matangi," references both a Hindu goddess and M.I.A.'s birth name (Mathangi).
February 2nd, 2013, 12:11 AM
check out "Doobie"recorded around the same time "Bad Girls".
March 3rd, 2013, 10:53 PM
Discover M.I.A's "Matangi" Mixtape, the amazing soundtrack of KENZO women's Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show that took place this morning at La Samaritaine!
You can listen to it below.
July 19th, 2013, 04:10 PM
M.I.A. - "Bring The Noize"
September 13th, 2013, 09:24 PM
M.I.A. - Come Walk With Me
December 7th, 2013, 08:42 PM
M.I.A. x The Partysquad x KENZO - "Y.A.L.A."
April 1st, 2014, 04:36 PM
M.I.A. on Tour:
03-28 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
04-25 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
04-26 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
04-27 Washington, DC - Echostage *
04-28 Pittsburgh, PA - AE Stage *
04-30 Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple *
05-01 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater *
05-03 Toronto, Ontario - Yonge-Dundas Square
05-04 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
05-05 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
05-06 Portland, ME - State Theater *
05-08-09 Queens, NY - Knockdown Center
05-24 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival ^
06-28 Seinajoki, Finland - Provinssi Rock
06-30 Arendal, Norway - Hovefestivalen
07-05 Belfort, France - Eurockeenes Festival
07-11 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Splash Festival
07-12 Liège, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
07-19 London, England - Lovebox
07-20 Valencia, Spain - Benicassim International Festival
* with A$AP Ferg
^ with The National
M.I.A. Documentary [Trailer]
April 21st, 2014, 05:58 PM
Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms.
M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.'s likeness.
Both artists have ideas for how they might use performance holograms beyond their bi-coastal duet, which was sponsored by Audi to launch its A3 model.
The high-tech duet required more advanced 3-D projection and video mapping technology than Tupac Shakur's hologram debut at the annual Coachella music festival in 2012. M.I.A. and Monae performed together in person to help create the holograms, but each saw the results for the first time onstage.
May 15th, 2014, 08:30 PM
M.I.A. – “Baddygirl 2″ (Beyoncé “***Flawless” Remix)
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May 20th, 2014, 07:38 PM
M.I.A. & The Partysquad - Double Bubble Trouble
March 9th, 2015, 07:23 PM
M.I.A. has revealed a song called “Can See Can Do”
June 21st, 2015, 07:11 PM
GENER8ION + M.I.A. - The New International Sound Pt. II