Despite an initial April release date, M.I.A.’s fourth studio full-length, Matangi, has been temporarily shelved for allegedly being “too positive.” Over the weekend, we heard a snippet of skittering but spritely and “Me And Bobby McGee”-referencing new cut “Bring The Noize” but it was debuted in full on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show this afternoon. She told Lowe on-air that she keeps handing in her album, but the label will not accept it. It is, however, slated for release in the fall. Check out “Bring The Noize” below.

Comments (9)
  1. Is this produced by diplo? the vocal cuts are dope as fuck.

  2. what does “too positive” mean?

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  4. really digging this track.

  5. this is basically a marble players track with m.i.a. vocals.

  6. wait no, it IS a marble players track with m.i.a. vocals.

  7. Probably just means it isn’t as “confrontational” as her previous releases. M.I.A’s brand is that of a “bad girl”. It becomes difficult to market if she doesn’t fit that mould.

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