August 9, 2013 20:08
Official release date set for 'Matangi' after MIA threatens to leak album
Her fourth album will now come out the first week of November
The LP will be released on November 4. Earlier MIA threatened to leak the album after her US record company delayed its release and failed to set an official date, which saw MIA venting her frustration on Twitter. She wrote:
who would stop MATANGI from coming out?— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) August 9, 2013
If interscope takes longer i can always leak this next week and make a new one by the time they are ready.— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) August 9, 2013
MIA previously revealed two tracks earlier in the summer - 'Bring The Noize' and 'Only 1 U'. Earlier this year, she also expressed her frustration again with her record company when she said: "It's not easy, it's not easy. I keep finishing it and handing it in, finishing it and handing it in."
MIA was originally due to release 'Matangi' in late 2012. However, she said that her label were not quite convinced by her work because it was too positive. "If I didn't get it out now, I would have definitely exploded," she added at the time.
She is also set to release a new documentary, but that too has been hit by problems. The film, which features appearances from Kayne West, Spike Jonze, XL's Richard Russell, Switch and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine, saw director Ben Loveridge pull out of the project after a clip was revealed online. He said that he "really couldn't give a flying fuck" and that he "would rather die than work on this", seemingly resigning from the documentary.
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