Dropped on Saturday night, the M.I.A. has been in heavy rotation round are way. A not untypical syncopated beat with a bleepy computer and a smooth rap by M.I.A., a good chorus and a catchy hook where all background musics drop out completely at the end and M.I.A. sings “na na na na”.
It appears to be a sort of political derring do self-help book and it is a pleasure to hear even if it sounds like, well, it sounds a lot like M.I.A. She wrote this when posting the song on Soundcloud: “DEMOCRACY CONVERSATIONS ! TAMILS ARE STILL WAITING! AND NO MY BEATS ARE NOT BETTER WITHOUT MY POLITICX”
The truth is M.I.A. is absolutely a political astute, light years ahead of everybody about the loss of privacy the internet has caused, a friend of Wikileaks, and about as angry as a woman who went hungry as a young girl should be, once she broke through as a pop (and became one of the most influential EDM maven and electronic rapper over the past ten years), M.I.A. has been as confusing and polarizing figure as the pop scene has thrown up.
If musical she seems to be running in place, and if “Canseecando” is M.I.A. sounding just like “Canseecando” it is still still the woman doing what she does as only she can do it. Her first post-roc nation is promised for this summer!
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!
one of the great top tens of the 2020
will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates
enjoyable and soulful romp
another full day of music