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M.I.A. To Drop New Album This Spring

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M.I.A. is coming back to the music scene with a new album, slated to hit stores this Spring. More after the jump.

She revealed this info during an interview with Australia’s Gold Coast Bulletin as well as the title, which will be Matangi. “It’s due in April, which is the Tamil new year, April 15th and I’m still working on it.” She said the title for the album comes from her name, Mathangi, the Hindu goddess of wisdom.

On why the album has been delayed, she says her label didn’t initially like her theme for the album, which they described as “too positive” and was told to “darken” up her sound., “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.”

“I’m taking my time to decide what they mean,” she adds. Not only is her new album her debut under her new label Interscope, she will also be reuniting with a familiar face. “My manager who I fired is now the head of Interscope so that’s also an interesting thing for me, revisiting people in different hats,” she said.

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