Positivity Post-pones M.I.A.'s Upcoming Record
Her upcoming album, Matangi, was postponed at the end of 2012 after a disagreement with her label for making the record “too positive.” According to an interview with Australian news-source Gold Coast, M.I.A. says that in regard to the current tone of her record, the label wants her to “darken it up a bit.” Looking at her past releases, from 2005's Arular to 2010's MAYA, she's ridden the controversial war-horse by tackling subjects like the PLO and people's obsession/reliance on the internet not only as a source of information, but a source of identity. So, what could this new record have in store? Well, if her latest single “Bad Girls” is any indication, it could very well be a pimped-out party-driven extravaganza of hot cars on two wheels and colorful taste. But, isn't that something a bad girl would want to avoid?