M.I.A dropped, very quietly, a new track this week titled “atTENTion.” The track follows the sonic route she has travelled as of late; auto-tune, club-ready beats, digital bleeps, and more ambiguous lyrics and discussions of her life. Whether this is a preview of what is to come with “Paul Simon on acid” is yet to be distinguished, so for now, just enjoy another sick offering from the international and controversial pop star.
If you’re feeling “AtTENTion,” give the similarly-sounding Vicki Leekx’s Mixtape (2010) a few spins while we wait for M.I.A.’s next album, Matangi, in 2013. You can also check out her newly published art M.I.A. which documents her artistic process, along with many images of her digital works.