M.I.A. recently revealed new information about her upcoming album Matangi.
Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan beauty decided to push back her fourth studio album from its original release date of December 2012.
M.I.A. explains herself:
“It’s due in April, which is the Tamil new year– April 15– and I’m still working on it. I thought I’d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago. At the moment, I’ve been told it’s too positive. So we’re having a bit of an issue at the label. They’re like, ‘You need to darken it up a bit.’ I don’t know what it is but as soon as I work that out… I’m taking my time to decide what they mean. It’s an interesting one for me. 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.”
If you recall, last summer M.I.A. described her self-titled album as “Paul Simon on acid,” so we’re anxious to see how her and her label come to a happy medium.