M.I.A. has recently teased a new single and announced her return. The British rapper has announced that she’ll be releasing new music on Friday, Jan. 31, which would be her first release in three years, as Rap-Up reports.
The “Paper Planes” rapper shared a teaser of the trippy track. “New decade new MIA exploring planets and platforms join me Jan 31st, 2020,” she wrote in the caption.
This release will be M.I.A.’s first since her 2016 album AIM, which featured production from Blaqstarr, Diplo, and Skrillex. AIM was supposed to be the rapper’s final album.
“I want to [retire], and I have said I am,” she told Rolling Stone in a 2018 interview. “And, yes, that is as much as I have to say. And it’s time for new people to come through, but that’s very difficult. It’s a very difficult thing. Because actually I think it’s harder now than it was for me 15 years ago, which is crazy. It’s really nuts.”