It’s been over a year since she taught us that “bad girls do it well” and now M.I.A. returns with “Bring the Noize“! The track serves as the lead single off her upcoming fourth studio album Matangi, which is scheduled for release this fall via N.E.E.T./Interscope Records. “It was written in lots of different circumstances, but I guess it’s coming out at a time where I think in America it’s kinda cool to hear something like this,” M.I.A. told Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1. “It’s in keeping with what I released before, so I’m gonna gradually ease people into the new sound as the album goes on.” Produced by Switch and Surkin, “Bring the Noize” is pretty much what we’ve come to expect from M.I.A. It’s a drum-heavy record with chopped up vocals and a whole lot of noise. I don’t particularly dislike it but I’m certainly not jumping for joy. What do you guys think?

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