M.I.A. has dropped another surprise single, and for a track arriving in early September, it has Song of the Summer written all over it. The Sri Lankan rapper/vocalist has shared “CTRL” on her OHMNI.com website as a reflection of where we are in this moment.
“A song for 2020. This is not a song from M.I.A.’s upcoming highly anticipated IIIIIIth LP,” the singer revealed on social media with a snippet of the new music. “It was made for the HERE + NOW, TODAY.” The track rumbles with a nervous street-riot energy as the artist quotes Beth Ditto and Gossip’s single, “Standing in the Way of Control.” See the social media post below.
— M.I.A. (@MIAuniverse) September 9, 2020