Punk rock is the new high concept pop. The Fall is the new Gang of Four. Bragging about your cash flow is the new global poverty. Snare drums are the new 808s. Bass is the new guitar. Not giving a fuck is the new giving a fuck. Confessional spoken word stuttering is the new gang vocal breakdown. Perverse, expectation-defeating M.I.A. is the new perverse, expectation-defeating M.I.A. Hardly anything else on the new record (due June 29) sounds much like this, btw. Hear “Born Free” here:
Co-written with Suicide’s Alan Vega, Stereogum reports. Explains a lot!
M.I.A. – Born Free [TheProphetBlog]