After announcing almost a month ago that she was working on a new mixtape and short film that “goes country to country” and “has no boundaries or transitions”, M.I.A. is back with more teasers on Instagram. It’s a bit of a mish-mash, with the (very short) snippets blending the traditional subcontinental-inspired beats that the Sri Lankan musician is known for as well as what sounds like a more synthy electronic production.
One of the clips is apparently taken from a demo she shared last month called ‘Platforms’ (which you can listen to below on Soundcloud), a distinctly hip-hop track which sees M.I.A. half-rap, half-sing lyrics like “maybe there’s glory in all the things I’m not.”
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The clips are accompanied by visuals which overlay crisp, minimalist studio shots of M.I.A. on top of videos which are likely to be taken from the film she announced last month. All of this seems to form part of a larger project called Matahdatha, details of which are completely up in the air for now. Here’s hoping that M.I.A. graces us with more hints of new tracks soon.