M.I.A.‘s next album is turned in and ready to be released — that much we know. But her visa issues still have yet to be resolved (despite her son having an American father), and the album most likely won’t drop until she’s allowed to enter the U.S. and promote it. In the meantime, the Sri Lankan singer has done her best to keep fans updated on her status, and she continues that with “POC THAT STILL A RYDA.”
The song, according to M.I.A., is a “mix of all the songs on my upcoming Lp,” but no matter what it is, it doesn’t sound as if it’ll make the final cut as a whole song. She released the song along with a clip of horses racing through the desert, which is only fitting now that the American government won’t open the gates and let her take off like one of those horses.
M.I.A. released the song along with a note, clarifying her belief in love and peace. (During the song, she mentioned she’s for rights for all, including the Black Lives Matter movement, which she’d oddly talked down on a couple months ago.)
“This song is a mix of all the songs on my upcoming Lp – had to do a remix to let u know , i been poor , i been rich , i been brown , i been black , i seen white and i been around the world a few times ay ay ay ay . LOVE IS THE ANSWER what the question is i don’t fucking know.
we in this together.”
Watch the video below.