Mia - Boyz
Artist MiaSong title Boyz
M.I.A's new album KALA, opens with the roadway rush of "Bamboo Banga". But because this woman is an uncanny combination of street style and political substance, making music about wanting what you can't have and trying to work with what you haven't got -This isn't a break-up album," she says. "It's a wake up album."
M.I.A. is often held up as someone different, someone with 'that' special something and an unerring ability to always keep ahead of the pack, continually turning in music that sounds both exciting and fresh. KALA will not change this viewpoint, it will only fuel it further.
So while her buzzed-about 2005 debut album, Arular, found her in the leftfield of both dance beats and Third World politics, rapping about her early life split between war-torn Sri Lanka and London's council estates, KALA has got M.I.A. out in the global street or "World Town", as she envisions it in one song.
Check out this new single 'Boyz', one of the standout tracks from the album.