According to the description on this fan-uploaded YouTube, M.I.A. emailed "Attention" to a group of "worldtowners" who had hounded her on Twitter, begging for new music (and because "she's a great and generous person and very close to her fans"). With a wacky pitching-down effect on M.I.A.'s voice and a cheekily recurring sample of Bonecrusher yelling "Atten-shaawn!", we're guessing this is a rejected cut from her forthcoming fourth LP, Mathangi. M.I.A. lectured at MoMA PS1 last month; check out our GIF rundown.
December 05, 2012