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MIA names new album /\/\/\Y/\

Playing the internet controversy game like no other MIA has titled her third album with a collection of slashes.

The initially baffling collection of symbols /\/\/\Y/\ – or more simply MAYA – is the follow-up to her 2007 album Kala.

The first single from the album is the pop cut XXXO, a more conventional followup to the monstrous Diplo and Switch produced teaser track Born Free, which features a Suicide sample and drumming from Sepultura’s Igor Cavalera.

Unlike the controversial redhead murdering nightmare of the Born Free video it is expected that the XXXO clip will be shot by the master of the bright and glossy promo video Hype Williams.

Ian Hamrick, the child actor whose character dies after being shot in the head at the end of the clip, has defended MIA telling the tabloid Tmz.com, “I think she was trying to show violence to end violence”.

According to Hamrick, the clip “is definitely not for kids – I haven’t even seen the full video myself – but for all the adults and people in different countries who are doing that in real life… doing the genocides to whatever: Italians, Africans, wherever it’s from, it’s still genocide. So it’s showing violence to end violence.”

/\/\/\Y/\ is due out in mid July so there’s plenty of time for MIA to create another controversy or two.

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jamesdallison

jamesdallison said on the 12th May, 2010

is mia fit? yeah i would.

Phen

Phen said on the 12th May, 2010

Is there an Italian genocide going on somewhere that i wasnt made aware of?

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 12th May, 2010

i thought i'd already reached my threshold of distaste for MIA. was wrong.

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 12th May, 2010

at first i thought this was hilarious. but when she realises that this will be a body of work not a joke, i hope she regrets it.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 12th May, 2010

Born free is still a pretty awesome song in it's own right

vesperteen

vesperteen said on the 12th May, 2010




Albums have been named worse & the title is pronounceable - 'MAYA'

I can't help but like M.I.A., even though she's the Che Guevara tee of the music world.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 13th May, 2010

MAYA is the hindu goddess of illusion...it's clever!

grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Jun, 2010

What a pretty cover!

http://www.crawdaddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/mia-maya-cover.jpg

grattan

grattan said on the 30th Jun, 2010

Album tracklist:
HE MESSAGE
STEPPIN UP
XXXO
TEQKILLA
LOVALOT
STORY TO BE TOLD
IT TAKES A MUSCLE
IT IZ WHAT IT IZ
BORN FREE
MEDS AND FEDS