M.I.A. – “Bird Song”
Next month, we’ll finally get to hear A.I.M., the long-awaited new album from M.I.A. We’ve heard early tracks like “Borders” and “Go Off,” and M.I.A. has promised that she’ll reunite with Diplo, her ex and old collaborator, on a new track called “Bird Song.” We still haven’t heard that version of “Bird Song,” but M.I.A. has just shared a different version of the song, this one produced by the Baltimore club boundary-smasher and frequent M.I.A. collaborator Blaqstarr. Weirdly enough, Pitchfork reports that the Blaqstarr remix of the track will appear on A.I.M., while the Diplo version won’t. In any case, it’s a vintage M.I.A. track, a cool sneer with a disorienting beat. On the track, Blaqstarr layers up fake bird sounds into an almost Morricone-esque symphony of epicness. Listen to it below.
A.I.M. is out 9/9 on Interscope.