“It’s a record I did for her that’s sort of … you can’t even [explain] what it would sound like. It’s sort of like an Animal Collective/ gospel/ giant-drum record. And she’s singing on it. I think you might expect some rap/club music, but nothing on there. It’s more of a heavy record. All kinds of different sounds. We did, like, a punk thing. … It’s weird.”
— Diplo attempts to describe (via TFB) what M.I.A.’s forthcoming third studio album will sound like. Perhaps we’ll get a better description when the musician hits L.A. and New York City this July. The latter of the two dates, which has seen been detailed, will take place on June 24th at Governors Island, and will see M.I.A. team up with Sleigh Bells, Blaqstarr, 12th Planet, Destructo, and more. Still no details on when the yet-to-be-titled album will be released.
M.I.A. 2010 Tour Dates:
07/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Cornfields of Los Angeles State Historic Park
07/24 New York, NY @ Governors Island
08/01 London, UK @ Underage Festival
08/10-14 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
March 23, 2010 | 4:25pm ET