M.I.A.’s New Album Is Finished, Can’t Come To U.S. To Promote It

blame it on Patrick Glynn May 3, 2016

This week, M.I.A. turned in her next — and final — studio album, Matahdatah, to “her American label,” Interscope. The only problem, though? She’s having visa issues, and she can’t travel to the United States to perform or promote the album.

So far, Mathangi has officially released two singles from the project: “Swords” and “Borders,” both which come with staunch, politically charged themes.

She’s followed the singles with a couple of unofficial releases, “Boom ADD,” where she came after the NFL and Roger Goodell, and “OLA/Foreign Friend.”

It’s kind of hard to drop an album in the U.S. without being able to step foot in the country, so it seems we’ll have to wait a bit before M.I.A.’s next album can ring in our ears.