Listen to M.I.A.’s Globe-Trotting New Single ‘Border’

The singer “M.IA.” is almost finished with her upcoming album entitled “Matahdatah,” but there is no scheduled release date as of yet. This has fans of M.I.A. anxious to hear about when it will be released. However, the singer did release a new single that should tide fans over until the full album comes out. The single is entitled “Border,” which just came out a week ago. The song will be interesting to fans because it discusses the singer’s recent world travels that she made while shooting her short movie entitled Matahdatah Scroll, or Broader than a Border. M.I.A. traveled to West India and Africa to shoot this film, so you can bet she will have a lot of exciting things to talk about.
Judging by the music that can be heard in “Border,” it sounds like M.I.A. might have picked up some new sounds while trotting around the globe. You can hear the sounds of subtle instruments, such as a shenai sounds bursting high in the background, and the standard booming beat from M.I.A. that carries the song in an entertaining way. Because of this, you can tell that M.I.A. has still retained the unique standout style in her performance that gained her notoriety in the first place. Fans of hers will not likely be disappointed when the full album comes out in December. This will be the Christmas present they have dreamt of all year long.
M.I.A.’s full name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam. She is an English recording artist, songwriter, director and painter. If you haven’t guessed it, M.I.A. is an acronym that means Missing in Action. However, it was meant to be a play on her own name which starts with an “M” and ends with an “A.” The rapper is known for combining elements of dance, hip hop, alternative, electronic and world music in her songs. Back in 2000, she began her career as a visual artist, designer and filmmaker over in West London. In 2002, she started a recording career and has quickly risen to stardom. In 2004, she released two singles “Galang” and “Sunshowers” that made her reach #11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the United States. M.I.A. has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, the Mercury Prize and an Academy Award. At only 40-years-old, she is continuing to make a name for herself in the music industry with her unique style of performance.

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