M.I.A.’s Album Matangi Gets a Release Date

mia-matangiDue to threats of a leak, M.I.A.‘s new album Matangi has a new release date! The album is due November 5 via Interscope.

She’s shared a handful of new songs: the single “Bring the Noize”, “Only 1 U”, “Come Walk With Me”, “Doobie”, “atTENTtion”, and an eight-minute mix called MATANGI for a Paris fashion show. Last year, she described the album’s music as “paul simon on acid”, though later, she said that the album was delayed for being “too positive”.

It gets its name from M.I.A.‘s real first name, Mathangi. Here’s what she said about the album title:

“When I went to India, I was looking on Google for stuff that was the color of a certain green, and that’s when this green goddess, Matangi, popped up. I was like, that’s weird, the whole time I’ve been alive on this planet, my mom never mentioned where my name came from. Matangi was the goddess of knowledge and the arts–music, art, dancing, spoken word. When they invented this mythology 4,000 years ago, the concept of someone being about all those things was normal.”

Here’s the video for the leading single “Bring the Noize”: