Yesterday a reportedly new M.I.A. song leaked onto YouTube, but as has been the case in recent years with supposedly new M.I.A. tracks, its authenticity was questioned.
Question no more, as it’s now been confirmed that the track is indeed legit. The story behind how it came to find its way online, is that a group of rabid fans harassed the shit out of her on Twitter for new music until she relented, sending one of them “AtTENTion”. Of course that fan then upped it to You Tube for all of us to hear.
Its lyrical focus is on any word that rhymes with “tent”, but the beat and groove are characteristically M.I.A. It’s possible that the track will be on her upcoming, delayed new album Mathangi, but there’s no word on that yet, nor on Mathangi‘s official release date.