October 31st, 2013 12:21pm
Born Again And Again And Again And Again
If only this song making fun of YOLO was released a year or so ago, right? Not that it’s M.I.A.’s fault, but timing counts for a lot. It’s still a really great and clever song, though: The hooks and beats are squarely in her Arular/Kala sweet spot, and the tag at the end about reincarnation and karma is funny and pointed in a way I think a lot of people have forgotten is actually her default mode as a lyricist. I’m just glad to hear M.I.A. back in action – I wasn’t a fan of her last album, and it was discouraging to see her fall into limbo for several years. I hope that people don’t start to think of her as some retro mid-00s thing.
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