M.I.A. releases the unfinished demo “27” as a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse and all her friends that died at the young age of 27. “i recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo. R.I.P A.M.Y.,” wrote the Sri Lankan star.
Maya tells the story of a troubled friend who abused drugs and alcohol and eventually committed suicide. The somber tune features haunting lyrics such as, “All rock stars go to heaven/ You said you’ll be dead at 27.”
Listen below and read the full lyrics here.