M.I.A. has shared her second single of 2022, “In style,” forward of her upcoming sixth studio album, MATA. “In style” is an ode to the pressures of maintaining with appearances and the Kafka-esque onslaught of social media. The video performs with this concept through an M.I.A. “influencer-bot” known as M.A.I. studying all of M.I.A.’s actions.
With a creepy plastic face that appears like M.I.A., M.A.I. practices dance strikes, selfie-taking, and smoking cigarettes to be extra “In style,” similar to Glenda lending a mirror to Elphie. However poor M.A.I. is killed by M.I.A. on the finish when she shoots her dummy with a water gun (apparently, just like the Depraved Witch of the West, robots in M.I.A.’s Oz are impaired by water.)
Recorded in London, Los Angeles, Italy, Bali, and Jakarta, MATA is the follow-up to 2016’s AIM. The “Paper Planes” singer beforehand teased the discharge with the one “The One” again in Could. Previous to “The One,” M.I.A. contributed to Travis Scott’s “Franchise,” which additionally options Younger Thug and was launched in September 2020.
MATA doesn’t have a launch. Based on a launch, the album is slated to reach “quickly.”