With Matangi’s release quickly approaching, M.I.A. has upped the hype around her fourth album with the debut of a new track called “Y.A.L.A.”
The artist shared a preview a couple of days ago, but she’s now made the entire track available online. In “Y.A.L.A.” M.I.A. layers her trademark style of chanting over thick, electronic beats and pulsing bass with lyrics that offer insights like “You only live once; then, why we keep doing the same shit?”
Matangi is set for a Nov. 5 release via Interscope. Check out “Y.A.L.A.” below (via Stereogum).