December 5, 2012 22:15

MIA leaks new song 'Attention' - listen

It is not yet known if the track will feature on her new album 'Matangi'

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A brand new MIA track, called 'Attention', has leaked online.

According to Popbitch, MIA leaked the song herself, after emailing it to a fan. The track was originally posted on YouTube, but has now been removed.

It is not known if the song will feature on her forthcoming new album 'Matangi'.

Speaking last month at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the singer and rapper explained that the title of her next album refers to her own birth name, Mathangi, and also a Hindu wisdom goddess.

MIA told the audience that she was about to go to India "to add more stuff" to the album and added of the record: "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 questions about the follow-up to 2010's 'Maya'.

When asked how many tracks would feature on the new album, she said: "It's still in the making - could be five it could be 15 depends on what sounds good in my bro's car."

She added that there would be no collaborations on the record and went on to tweet one of her favourite lyrics on the record: "Truth is like a rotten tooth u gotta spit it out!!!"

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