MIA returns with ‘Bird Flu’

She comes back with 'killer' beat

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: MIA

MIA is set to return with a new single to be called ’Bird Flu’.

The singer has been recording in Trinidad and India for the past six months, and, despite the rumours she would be recording with Timbaland, she confirmed that she is set to produce the follow-up to 2005’s ’Arular’ herself.

“This beat is going to kill everyone,” she said on her Myspace blog of the new single, adding that the video for which was shot "out there in a fishing village in south coast of India".

"The village was hit by a tsunami, but they still were in good shape," she added. "We practically moved there and had the craziest time going out fishing everyday. I always used to say that one day I'm going to run away and marry a fisherman and live happily ever after and I thought, damn, I was close to seeing the reality of my plan B."

She added that the local population had influenced the clip.

"We discovered an amazing boy who can outdance anything I've ever seen," MIA explained. "He invented me the bird flu dance."

A release date has yet to be confirmed.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Iggy Azalea criticises Azealia Banks in long Twitter rant
Paul McCartney 'began writing song inspired by Ferguson protests'
Julian Casablancas + the Voidz cancel Australian and Asian tour dates
No Devotion announce UK live dates, including Gerard Way support slots
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Alex Turner's got no rock'n'roll left...
London club Fabric to remain open but increase security under new measures
Billy Corgan says 'the mythology of the '90s is now irrelevant'
Kasabian to headline Poland's Open'er Festival 2015
1,000 Foo Fighters fans in Italy plan to simultaneously play 'Learn to Fly'
George Harrison, The Bee Gees to be honoured with The Recording Academy's Lifetime...
Single hidden by Jack White inside furniture found a decade later
The Maccabees on new album: 'It's stripped back, fewer layers, more piano'
Alt-J, Florence + The Machine, The War On Drugs to play Sweden's Way Out West festival
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge discusses plans for punk trio's new album
Karen O says label boss Julian Casablancas is 'a fucking amazing guy'
The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'
Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell one million albums in UK and US in 2014
London superclub Fabric respond to reports they are facing closure after drug-related deaths
Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'
Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music
Gerard Way 'made plans to work with' The Libertines' Carl Barat
The Smiths' Mike Joyce says Queen should wear 'Queen is Dead' T-shirt during...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM