The world wouldn’t seem right if there wasn’t a swirl of drama surrounding MIA. First there were the revelations that her record label had rejected her new album Matangi and sent her back to the studio to add a bit more attitude to it.
More recently the singer has become embroiled in a legal war with the NFL, who are apparently suing her for flipping the bird at last year’s SuperBowl half-time show (you couldn’t make it up!) – to which she has responded with a typically thorough and damning statement accusing the NFL of ‘corporate dick-shaking’ amongst other things.
As well as all this, MIA has today revealed the vivid artwork for Matangi (above) which carries on the migraine-inducing visual theme present in the releases from the album so far. She revealed it on Instagram and followed it up with a post on Tumblr showing more images, which are presumably for the album’s inner sleeve or back cover.
Matangi is slated for release on 5 November, listen to ‘Come Walk With Me‘ – the latest track to be taken from it – below:
A tracklist for Matangi has also just hit the internet:
Only 1 U
Come Walk With Me
Double Bubble Trouble
Bring The Noize
Know It Ain’t Right