MIA - "YALA"

At this point, it’s only a few weeks before we get to hear Matangi, the fourth album from M.I.A. One of its tracks is “Y.A.L.A.,” a sputtering and fizzing rave attack that takes the piss out of the entire YOLO thing, and she’s already shared a preview of it. But now, the entire track is online, and it’s a bit of a monster. “Y.A.L.A.” jumps back and forth between mocking playground-chant cadence and megaphone blare, switching tempos and rhythmic tracks with ADD panache. Listen below.

Matangi is out 11/5 via Interscope.

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  1. M.I.A. is, as usual, a complete bad-ass and this track just cements her rep as a serious musical force to be reckoned with.

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