MIA names new album 'Matangi'

The release of her next LP has been delayed until 2013

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MIA has named her forthcoming new album 'Matangi'.

Speaking last night (November 4) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the singer and rapper explained that the title refers to her own birth name, Mathangi, and also a Hindu wisdom goddess. "I was searching for parrots on Google and I found Matangi, who is parrot green," she said.

Spin reports that MIA declined to discuss the content of the record with the audience, but showed fans a 'mood board' which featured two green parrots. She explained that the image was about "spirituality on the Internet as it happens."

The record will now no longer be released in December, as originally planned. MIA told the audience that she was going to India "to add more stuff to it."

Of the sound of the album, she said: "It's not 'I want to be trendy'. I just want to make music that makes sense."

Earlier this year MIA described her next album as sounding like Paul Simon 'on acid'. The singer made the comment on Twitter, after telling fans she would answer 10 questions about the follow-up to 2010's 'Maya'.

When asked how many tracks would feature on the new album, she said: "its still in the making -could be 5 it could be 15 depends on what sounds good in my bros CAR."

She added that there would be no collaborations on the record and the LP's producers would be "ones that dont act like fame whore coloniser".

She went on to Tweet one of her favourite lyrics on the record: "truth is like a rotten tooth u gottu spit it out!!!"

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