M.I.A. announced Matahdatah, her upcoming new album/film about borders over the summer. It is described as “truly global and characteristically DIY,” and the release will have “a collection of new M.I.A. songs, each accompanied by videos directed and edited by M.I.A. herself with each video filmed in a different country,” according to an official statement.
“The concept for this LP is ‘broader then a border’ and MATAHDATAH is the journal ofMATANGI,” the singer said, adding, “Sometimes I move vertical and sometimes I move horizontal.”
There was already a preview of the LP with the audiovisual piece “Broader Than a Border,” that featured Matangi cut “Warriors” and a new song named “Swords.” Today, M.I.A.has released another installment as the beat-heavy track “Borders”. Listen below.