Having only just dropped “Temple”, her collaboration with Baauer and Korean rapper G-Dragon, M.I.A. has shared another new song, the two-part “MIA OLA” and “Foreign Friend”.
“MIA OLA” is M.I.A.’s first solo release since last year's “Borders”. It's split into two halves: “MIA OLA” is energetic and hits hard, while “Foreign Friend” is slower and more lo-fi. Like “Borders”, the new song is once again concerned with the nature of international borders, with a particularly memorable lyric about hiding from border patrol in a Toyota Corolla.
The Soundcloud description for the song reads: “TO ALL MY FLYPIRATES and DJS - THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT !!!! LIVE FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER OLA !!!! MIA ON THE WAVES Miauk – Mia-ola”. It's not clear whether the track will appear on her next album.
M.I.A. recently announced a collaboration with H&M, which will involve releasing a new song for World Recycling Week. She also released “Boom ADD”, a new version of her 2013 track “Boom Skit” taking aim at the NFL.