M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A” (Preview)

M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A” (Preview)

“If you only live once why we keep doing the same shit?” That’s the question Maya Arulpragasam posed on Twitter today while leaking a one-minute, 26-second preview of Matangi anti-YOLO manifesto “Y.A.L.A.” (That’s short for “You Always Live Again,” not the Thai province, the streaming music service, or the Jewish Federation Of Greater Los Angeles.)

You know what “Y.A.L.A.” rhymes with? Kala. And that’s what this snippet sounds a bit like, much to my satisfaction. It’s of a piece with “Bad Girls” too. It’s a lot of fun, even in abbreviated form, and you ought not wait for the next life to stream it below.

Matangi is out 11/5 via Interscope. You get the full version of “Y.A.L.A.” on 10/22 if you preorder the album. M.I.A.’s Versace collection is also on sale now while supplies last.

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