M.I.A. Tweets New Album Release Date

M.I.A.

M.I.A. has a lot on her plate these days, including raising a son, running a record label, and releasing her third album.

The 34-year-old singer hinted at a June release for her next album, the follow-up to 2007′s Kala. “I THINK IM READY,” she tweeted. “JUNE 2010.”

Just last month, she told Rolling Stone that she is putting finishing touches on the project, recording mostly with Baltimore producer Blaqstarr. “[He] simply makes music that sounds good, and I needed that,” she told the magazine. “I definitely needed to come to music on this album, to make music. I don’t want it to be gimmicky or silly or hipstery.”

Fans got a taste of what’s to come with the leaked track “Space Odyssey.” Other songs expected to make the cut include “I Fight the Ones That Fight Me” and “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection,” which features Filipino Verizon workers singing on the hook.

Meanwhile, the “Paper Planes” hitmaker won’t be getting on any planes anytime soon. “BANNED FROM LEAVING THE U.S, FAMILY BANNED FROM COMING TO U.S TO SEE ME,” she wrote. Her travel restrictions have kept her in one place while recording and also influenced her “honest” sound.

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12 Comments

  1. Lisa

    OMG! I can’t wait!

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  2. Burmy

    I’m sorry, but I refuse to spend any of my money funding terrorist sympathizers (google the Tamil Tigers).

    This is also why I didn’t cop K’naan’s album-he actually supports the Somalian pirates.

    Both of them should be DEPORTED!

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  3. A Dude

    why she’s banned from leaving in US ?

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  4. biteme

    yeh just google ‘tamil tigers’ and let the search results make up your mind for you. is that how you got your dumb IQ results and diagnosed a bruise on your knee as testicular cancer. i’m seriously sticking up for M.I.A. – don’t google bullshit, you don’t know crap and you wouldn’t know a ‘terrorist sympathizer’ if your mum became one.

    peace

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  5. biteme

    ps i’ll buy the album twice to make up for ya ox

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  6. MushyLove_1992

    Damn I can’t wait! M.I.A. never disappoints…

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  7. Jaelani

    I’m excited! I’ve been listening to both Arular and Kala nonstop last week =)

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  9. joey

    okay listen, m.i.a. is a refugee from her home island of sri lanka. the terrorism and extremists are killing her people. she isnt a part of or supporting the killing. its a systematic genocide, its horrible. ppl need to learn b4 they say stuff

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  10. Jeffery J-Boe

    That’s What I’m Talking About M.I.A., I Hope You Release A Song Hotter Than “Paper Planes”, Because That Song Was Hott, So The Next Album, and Singles Need To Be HOTTER… Love You, M.I.A.

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  11. TONY

    OMG! This is awsome! i KNOW that the 3rd album will be a super-awsome-great-extream thing!!!!

    GO M.I.A

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  12. the richeous one

    @Burmy : your a total D-bag.. oh and a dumb-ass

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