“NO MY BEATS ARE NOT BETTER WITHOUT MY POLITICX,” says English recording artist M.I.A. in the SoundCloud description of her new song, “Can See Can Do,” and there’s no lie there. What better way to ring in International Women’s Day than with a tune complete with a ceaseless, fighting beat and tilting vocals that demands it be listened to? “Some people see planes, some people see drones”, she insists. The message is crystal clear.
On Twitter M.I.A. implied more tracks are to come: “to my hardcore fans hang in there summer is coming”. Will 2015 see the first M.I.A. album since 2013’s Matangi?