Apparently, sometimes it’s a good idea to harangue pop stars on Twitter. After a group of fans made a point out of Twitter-bothering M.I.A. about her complete lack of new music, she caved and sent a new song to one fan, who then shared it on YouTube. The song, “AtTENTion,” is a tense and squiggly thing — no “Galang,” but it’ll do for now. Listen to it below.

(via Pitchfork)

A new M.I.A. album called Matangi will be arriving, I don’t know, sometime probably. Hey, remember “Bad Girls“? That feels like a million years ago now.

Comments (7)
  1. I’m not sure this succeeds at anything but being really annoying. On the other hand, I suspect this is the intent.

  2. I’m sad to say MIA has lost all relevancy.

  3. ohhhhh wow. please make the bad sound stop

  4. Im really pitching a TENT for this song…

    Not a positive endorsement, its a very disappointed tent

  5. I admire her ability to use the same robotic sample in the context of several different words, but other than that I can’t find anything else that is working here. Not digging it.

  6. Wow. This makes the new Prince Rama album feel nothing short of a revolution.

  7. This is like how Alien Ant Farm emphasizes the word “ANT” in their album, entitled “ANThology.” Great to see M.I.A. taking a page out of the Alien Ant Farm handbook.

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