M.I.A. Previews New LP 'Matangi' With the Best Dancing Video You'll See This Week

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When is a song teaser not just a song teaser? When it's nearly two minutes of what appears to be a new track from an upcoming M.I.A. album called Matangi, and it features some terrific dance moves identified by YouTube commenters as the Ivory Coast-born style Coupé-Décalé. Evidently entitled "Come Walk With Me," the track combines abrasively thudding, kuduro-like electronic percussion with a sweetly simple sunshine-pop melody. "It takes two," M.I.A. uncharacteristically coos, and then drops an F-bomb.

Fader points to a roughly 20-second clip of what appears to be another Matangi track, this time with lyrics mentioning bikinis. The global-party atmosphere persists.

No word yet on exactly when Ms. Maya Arulpragasam will drop her follow-up to 2010's awesome unruly Vicki Leekx mixtape and divisive-but-worthwhile Maya. But after scoring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's new talk show, putting out an eye-popping video for latest single "Bad Girls," and, whatever, we guess doing something controversial during the Super Bowl halftime show, M.I.A. can safely bet a lot more people will be paying attention.

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