M.I.A. not enough of a bummer for Interscope Records; new album Matangi set to finally drop in April

M.I.A. not enough of a bummer for Interscope Records; new album Matangi set to finally drop in April

Interscope! Stop with the Spencer’s Gifts and the black light posters and the multiple ferrets crawlin’ around whilst you listen to The Cure in your dark bedroom, smoking clove cigarettes! We’re your friends, sorta — even though, I personally will never forgive anyone who helped push LMFAO onto the American people — and we care about you. You’re just getting a little too… goth. There, I said it. Are we really to believe that you told glitter-spangled neon activist M.I.A. that her new album is “too positive”? That she needs to “darken it up a bit”?? ARE WE?!?!?

Well, that’s the word on the street. And by “street,” of course, I mean “an interview with Australia’s Gold Coast Bulletin,” in which M.I.A. explained how her upcoming fourth album, Matangi, just didn’t jive with the label’s preferred image of the outspoken singer. “I thought I’d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago,” she said. But then, according to M.I.A., Interscope was all like, “We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff.” The release date for the album is set for April 15, but Ms. Arulpragasam is still working on gothin’ it up. Don’t worry, M.I.A.! Three months is plenty of time to stock up on black eyeliner from Walgreens and triangle necklaces from Urban Outfitters and give that lil’ album a reverse teen movie makeover. DAAAAAAAAAARK.

• M.I.A.: http://www.miauk.com
• Interscope: http://www.interscope.com

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