The record features on the singer's anticipated fifth album, set for release this September
“Go Off”, a collaboration with Skrillex and Blaqstarr, was played for the first time on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 Show. It’s a club track that features the familiar, disaffected tone of M.I.A., put to the sinister, synthy beats of Skrillex. The song is part of her upcoming album A.I.M, set for release 9 September (finally), making it the singer’s first album since 2013’s Matangi.
Last year, the artist dropped “Borders”, with a provocative, heartbreaking video in response to the refugee crisis. Back in March, she released the tracks “Foreign Friend” and “MIA OLA”.
A.I.M. was originally titled Matahdatah when it was first mentioned last year. Since the announcement, the musician has expressed frustration with her label’s handling of the release. She tweeted earlier in the week that she was “on the verge” of leaking the record, so this might be why we now have a concrete drop date.
Speaking with Annie Mac on her Radio 1 Show, M.I.A. asserted that this might be her last album, although she’d continue to work on other pieces of music. She described A.I.M (that's M.I.A. spelt backwards FYI) as her “cleanest album yet”. “I just wanted it to be happy, there’s no complaints on it,” she explained. “There’s another side to me completely, I don’t know if people know that.”
Well, now A.I.M is only two months away, we’ll see this new side to M.I.A. pretty soon.
Listen to "Go Off" Below.