M.I.A.’s new album, AIM, has been stuck in purgatory for a while now, but a new track off of the mysterious album has finally dropped this week. The song, “Go Off,” is a collaboration with Skrillex and Blaqstarr and premiered earlier this week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. It’s the latest cut to be released off of the long-awaited LP, which is “scheduled” to be released September 9. I say “scheduled” because it’s been rumored to be coming out for a while now, with M.I.A. even tweeting that she might leak it any day now.
M.I.A. has said repeatedly that AIM will be her last album and while being interviewed by Annie Mac following the song’s premiere, she said that AIM is “her cleanest album.” Loosely translated, it means it’s received the fewest complaints, which should be slightly refreshing for an artist like M.I.A., who is no stranger to controversy. Maya also said during the interview that even though AIM would be her last record, she isn’t finished making music; just don’t plan on another full-fledged studio release from her.
As for the song itself, it’s what we have come to expect from M.I.A. — charged lyrics bouncing on top of wild, kinetic grooves. She posted the lyrics to the song earlier this week.
“I’m gonna talk and you gonna listen/ I’m on ten like men, even better than them/ Yeah I don’t lose focus like a German called Sven/ My third eye’s open and my focus ain’t joking/ Yeah You got it wrong, cause my focus is so strong”
You can listen to the song and interview below.