I’ve been a follower of M.I.A.’s music ever since she showered us with the undeniably catchy ‘Paper Planes’ last 2008. She’s actually one of those artists that I never seem to be discontented with. Despite with her addition of Indian instruments in her material, it definitely creates a big twist in most of her music that’s quite weird to others but totally awesome to some. Even though I don’t get the comparisons with La GaGa, M.I.A. has sound of her own. She doesn’t try to be somebody else and she brings every piece of music on the table – absolutely hot.
But it looks like she actually has to do some image consulting and more inspiration as her new single, ‘Born Free’ lacked every bit of pizazz ‘Paper Planes’ has to offer. The track seemed all unpolished, uninspired and absolutely ridiculous to be honest. I’m actually expecting something catchier and more shocking arrangements from her new single but ‘Born Free’ absolutely disappoints. Although I’m still giving her the chance to blow me away with her new album.
No streaming of the mp3 will be available as of the moment. Meanwhile, catch this performance of the single back in 2009. We will update this page once the official music video has been released.