M.I.A. Says Next Album Will Be Her Last
A trio of tweets from today (May 2) have M.I.A. explaining that she's finished up the as-yet-unnamed new album, her first since 2013's Matangi. She added that she'll be sending the recordings to her current American label, Interscope, this week.
Also brought up in the quick series of tweets is that M.I.A. doesn't currently have a work visa to perform in the U.S. Noting that she can't promote the record without a permit, she writes that the release of the album is "up to them [Interscope]."
I am handing my last LP in to my American label this week. It'll be up to them if its released.I don't have visa 4 states to promote or spk!— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) May 2, 2016
Can't tour the US without a visa- might have to start writing songs 4 Dj Khaled and Selene Gomez to get heard— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) May 2, 2016
As for calling the project her "last album," it's unclear if M.I.A. means it's her last album for Interscope, or her final full-length, period.
Selena*— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) May 2, 2016
Since the start of 2016, M.I.A. issued a revamped version of Matangi's "Boom Skit," uploaded new tunes "MIA OLA" and "Foreign Friend," and premiered the environmentally-conscious "Rewear It" song for a collaboration with clothing giant H&M.