MIA has teamed up with French techno supergroup Gener8ion on a new song taken from the group’s forthcoming EP.
‘The New International Sound (Part II)’ is the title track from the four song record, which is due for release on June 15 via Brodinski’s Bromance Records. French producer Surkin, who has remixed the likes of MIA, Royksopp and Foals, is a part of Gener8ion.
The track was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show last night (May 22). You can listen to it below, via Idolator.
It was recently confirmed that MIA will appear on the new A$AP Rocky album, ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’, which is set to be released on June 2. The singer will feature on a track called ‘Fine Whine’, alongside Future and Joe Fox.
Meanwhile, MIA has claimed that she’s being prevented from releasing a new music video. The singer, who was born in London of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage, detailed the situation via Twitter on Monday (May 18), suggesting that accusations of “cultural appropriation” were halting the clip.
“I’ve been told I can’t put out a video because it’s shot in Africa,” she wrote. “What happens when I shoot videos in America or Germany it makes no sense to the 00.01% of artists like me.”
MIA explained that the video was filmed in Ivory Coast, featuring a dancer that she describes as “the best in the wide world”. She added, “If the music industry allows an African artist to come through this year on intnl level, I would gladly give him this video for free.”