New M.I.A. Track From Kala
Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 3May07
M.I.A. has been working on her second studio album Kala which won’t be released until August 21st. It features beat production by Diplo, Mr. Bangladesh, Timbaland, Switch, Danja Handz, and Three 6 Mafia. Not too long ago, Zane Lowe of BBC radio had exclusive airplay of the first single, “Boys”. Many are already familiar with “Bird Flu” which has seen a lot of online trading, and maybe “XR2” which has also been on M.I.A.’s mayaspace. i rounded up the songs that have been floating around the internet to give you a taste of what’s to come, including the latest, “Hit That”. Tracks are provided in part by Analog Giant and FADER mag.
As for “Bird Flu”, M.I.A. describes the fella who invented the Bird Flu Dance for her :
WE DISCOVERED AN AMAZING BOY WHO CAN OUT DANCE ANYTHING I VE ever SEEN. HE INVENTED ME THE BIRD FLU DANCE.
Bird Flu Video
M.I.A. will be playing 3 festivals in N.Am. this summer :
Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA, May 26th
Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois, August 3rd
Virgin Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 8th
For a thorough bio on this lovely londoner lady, check out The Fader article.