Earlier today, M.I.A. tweeted that if she could find her Soundcloud password (we feel your pain, M.I.A.), she’d upload a new demo. She must have found it, because here’s the track, “Platforms.” It may be labelled a demo, but after a few listens, this is already sounding like some of the best music we’ve heard from M.I.A. in a while.
She’s at her politically energized but sing-song best throughout the song, and the production is brilliant, clanking percussion joined by colorful, intergalactic melodies. Check it out below.