M.I.A.’s Long Road to Matangi

M.I.A.If you have been following M.I.A. on social media over the past couple of years you are no stranger to the fact that this album has been in the works for YEARS! Maya first told her fans about the album, asking for their input on a title, in late 2011. Then over the course of 2012 and 2013 she let the public know about the grueling process that she had to go through against her producer’s and label to get this album out… eventually. She was criticized that her new album is too positive, but it is good to see she is fighting her critics who are essentially trying to control her image.

Well, here we are now at the end of 2013 and Matangi finally dropped on November 1st.

Here is the track listing:

  1. Karmageddon
  2. MATANGI
  3. Only 1 U
  4. Warriors
  5. Come Walk With Me
  6. aTENTion
  7. Exodus (Ft. The Weekend)
  8. Bad Girls
  9. Boom Skit
  10. Double Bubble Trouble
  11. Y.a.l.a
  12. Bring The Noize
  13. Lights
  14. Know It Ain’t Right
  15. Sexodus (Ft. The Weekend)

Maya did not want to leave her fans in the dark about anything so before even releasing the album she dropped a lot of singles and videos to go along with them. In my opinion, I am really enjoying what I have heard so far. A lot of the new tracks on the album remind me of her older work (despite these ones being “too positive”) and this album is making out to be an all-round dance party. Matangi is definitely going to catch on, get bigger, and without a doubt before the end of 2014 this album will be playing in clubs across the world (like it or not) – Or maybe it is just the 90s kid in me.

Here are the videos she has released to date before the album release (Exception: Y.A.L.A.)

Bad Girls

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYs0gJD-LE]

Bring the Noize

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCkIYkaLBGs]

Come Walk With Me

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_11uQVI21mQ]

Y.A.L.A. 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4VQoP2_eL4]

Bonus: Come Walk With Me (YouTube Music Awards)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfZTN1OW6Y]

Matangi Album Stream:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCWIaFG72o5bHkrDbl3CBK3reAmDFjL4I&v=2oDK6_T-rk8]
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