In case you have not heard, Sri Lankan lady rapper M.I.A. has dropped a new track after a long hiatus. The song, called “Go Off,” has her signature sinister sound. M.I.A. worked with rapper Blaqstarr and electronic giant Skrillex for a crazy track of distorted vocals and heavy snyths.
After the new song debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, M.I.A. gave an interview saying that this upcoming album would be her last. The album, titled AIM, is the artist’s fifth studio album. It has been in the final stages for quite some time, much to both fans’ and M.I.A.’s chagrin, but will finally be released on September 9. The album has been so long coming that the artist actually threatened on Twitter to leak it.
The rapper discussed her new album at length during her radio interview, saying that it would be much different from the rest of her music. She describes the album as “clean” with “no complaints,” a side of the artist that fans have rarely heard or seen thanks to her signature angry style.
Though there has been no news of an official tour following the release of M.I.A.’s new album, the artist will be making at least a few appearances this fall. On September 24, catch her at the Afropunk Festival in London. She will also be playing a show on October 27 in Paris.