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Jun 6, 2022

Music Crush Monday: M.I.A

M.I.A is back with new music and as usual it’s a banger.

Image Still: M.I.A Vevo

M.I.A has debuted her new record ‘The One’ and it’s gladly become an ear worm we’re happy to have playing rent-free in our brains. ‘The One’ is a new track that will be featured in her upcoming sixth studio album Mata. Of the new song we learned this tidbit from an interview she gave with Apple Music. In her interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, M.I.A. said she was in a “really happy place” when writing the song, despite it being created while in the midst of the pandemic. She also discussed the album’s themes. “I think there’s a bit of a battle on the record. That there is a bit of a clash, but the clash is like your ego and spirituality,” she said. “Those are the clashes. Because as a musician, you need some ego, otherwise you can’t do it. Also the genre of music that, genres I should say, is all very much like egocentric. It’s not like I’m an artist that came through gospel or something. For me, it was like to have that journey, and also, it was a significant time to discuss like Islamophobia…talking about wars in the Middle East, and things like that.”

This summer, M.I.A. will embark on a tour through Europe, with several festival date appearances, including the popular music festival, Primavera Sounds in Barcelona, Spain, on June 10.