Oct 2013 23

M.I.A. takes the piss out of Drake’s ‘Y.O.L.O’ with her brand new banger, ‘Y.A.L.A.’. Tapping into her Hindu roots, the explosive single focuses on the concept of reincarnation as a chaotic mash of electronic synths, rhythmic drums and shifting tempos flare in the background. Apart from the fiery Diplo-like-production, the Sri Lankan spitfire drops some pretty powerful lyrical bombs, “if you only live once, why keep doing the same shit?” and “Back home, where I come from, we keep being born again and again and again. That’s why they invented karma”. In other news, her fourth album Matangi (out November 5) is set to feature The Weeknd on two tracks: ‘Exodus’ and ‘Sexodus’.