We were just poking around M.I.A.’s Twitter, like ya do, because a) why not and b) of her resounding “FUCK NEW YORK TIMES!!!” in response to their article calling Sri Lanka the #1 vacation destination of 2010 (the graphic and tragic pictures and commentary explain why she disagrees, for those who’ve never heard of M.I.A. before). That’s very real talk. And then we saw this later tweet linking a twitvid titled “Theres Space For Ol Dat I See,” starring Maya, greenlit in astral projections, dancing to what sounds like a laid back and spacey NEW M.I.A. SONG. It really does pay to read up on world events. Get in it:
M.I.A.’s got a new LP out this summer, and it will not be gimmicky, or silly, or hipstery.
UPDATE: M.I.A.’s publicist tells FADER:
It is called “Space Odyssey” produced by Rusko and M.I.A. The song and video were made Monday night for $100, after the New York Times, as she says: “fucked up so hard.” Check her tweets – she obviously finds it reckless and ignorant of the paper to not even scratch their own walls on what is reality in Sri Lanka.