I am incredibly impatient when it comes to M.I.A. As soon as she drops a new track I want the new album, and as soon as that is released, I want more music from her. Is it too much to ask that she release an album every month?!
Today, in what would have to be the best birthday present I have received - it's not my birthday, but it's still my birthday week, so we all know it counts - M.I.A's new track surfaced on the internet. "There Is Space For Ol Dat I See"
is a bit tripped out and slow, but it is very M.I.A and extremely satisfying. Dubstep producer Rusko collaborated on the track, lending some insane glitchy beats to the already out-there Sri Lankan rapper.
To add to my excitement, M.I.A. has confirmed that her new album will drop this year and will be free of any gimmicks: "I wanted to make something that you could play that isn’t like trendy just for three months, or the length of a DJ’s attention span". Whether she's implying that her last two albums may have been less timeless or not, I think the third album will cement her status as one of the most creative and daring artists in the musical world.