New Music: MIA – ‘YALA’
What Drake is to YOLO, M.I.A. is to YALA. After a badly publicized run behind her third self-titled LP Maya, the Sri Lankan rapper is putting the past behind her with her newest album Matangi, named for one of the trantric goddess of music and learning.
YALA, which stands for the reincarnation-friendly motto “You Always Live Again,” is a trappy track that has Maya asking,”If you only live once why we keep doing the same sh*t?”
Matangi is out Nov. 5.