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M.I.A. Claims New Album Delayed Because It Was Filled With “All This Positive Stuff”

Written by Kiel Egging on January 8, 2013

M.I.A. has revealed her U.S. record label have sent her back to work on her forthcoming album Matangi, because they want her to “darken it up a bit”.

The English alternative star – who has been in the country lately for Summadayze and Summafieldayze – told the Gold Coast Bulletin her U.S. Label Interscope were a bit surprised when she handed them the original finished product late last year.

“It’s due in April, which is the Tamil new year – April 15th – and I’m still working on it,” she said.

“I thought I’d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago. It’s like ‘We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff.”

M.I.A’s performances in Australia have received a bit of a bad wrap, with PerthNow saying her set at Summadayze Perth was that bad, it’s already “vying for the title of Most Disappointing Live Performance of the Year.”

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